Odell Beckham Jr is labeled ‘aggressive and rude’ after being kicked off a plane at 9:30 a.m. in Miami as he drifted in and out of consciousness and delayed the ENTIRE flight…as the NFL free agent tweeted: “Never in my life have I experienced what just happened”
- Odell Beckham Jr “came in and lost consciousness” before a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday morning
- The 30-year-old then refused to leave the plane at the request of police, who had been called by concerned flight attendants in connection with a medical emergency.
- The flight finally took off nearly 90 minutes later after Beckham Jr was escorted through the airport by police.
Odell Beckham Jr was kicked off a plane in Miami heading to Los Angeles on Sunday after police were called to a medical emergency where he allegedly “drift in and out of consciousness”.
The flight was scheduled to depart at 9:30 a.m. from Miami but was delayed nearly an hour and 30 minutes before departing on the busiest weekend of the year after Thanksgiving. The passengers were forced off the plane after Beckham refused to leave at the request of the police.
Beckham, meanwhile, tweeted on Sunday: “Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me…I’ve seen it all..”
He then tweeted “Never”. In. My. Life’ and ‘I could NEVER make that up’.
Footage has also surfaced showing Beckham Jr appearing to be escorted by police to the Miami airport ticketing area.
Odell Beckham Jr was kicked off a plane due to leave Miami for Los Angeles on Sunday morning after police were alerted to a medical emergency
Police were called by concerned flight attendants on Sunday after Beckham, 30, allegedly ‘returned and passed out’
He was filmed being escorted off the plane by passengers – many were upset with Beckham for his behavior delaying the flight on the busiest weekend of the year
The person who filmed Beckham Jr being escorted through the airport replied to another of his tweets, which read “comedy hour”, with: “Forcing us off the plane because you were callous and unruly is no comedy for the hundreds of people trying to get dude in. Not cool dude.
Another person claiming to be on the flight wrote on Twitter: ‘I was on this flight, he wasn’t responding, he was sleeping.
“They tried to wake him up to put his seat belt on a few times, then they got aggressive with him and he responded with the same GTFOH energy.”
A police statement said, “At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department were dispatched to a medical emergency on an American Airlines flight.
“The flight crew were worried about one passenger (Mr Odell Beckham), as they tried to wake him up to fasten his seat belt, he seemed to flick in and out of consciousness before they departed.
“Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill and that his condition would worsen during the planned 5 hour flight, the attendants called the police and the fire brigade.
“When the officers arrived, the flight crew repeatedly asked Mr. Beckham to step off the plane, which he refused. The plane was disembarked, at which point officers asked Mr Beckham to exit the plane, which he did without incident.
‘M. Beckham was escorted to the unsecured area of the terminal by officers where he made further arrangements.
A statement from American Airlines added: ‘American Airlines Flight 1228, with service from Miami (MIA) to Los Angeles (LAX), returned to the gate before takeoff because a customer did not follow the instructions. instructions from crew members and refused to fasten his seat belt.
“The customer was removed and the flight departed at 10:54 a.m. local time.”
NFL star Beckham, 30, is a free agent and is on the verge of recovering from an ACL injury sustained while playing for the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl in February. The Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at SoFi Stadium.
NFL star, 30, Beckham is a free agent as he recovers from a knee injury after playing for the Rams last season
He has been linked with signing a number of teams and earlier this week Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke about the prospect of Beckham joining.
‘Odell could help us. I believe it right now,’ Jones told reporters. ‘Now we have to adapt it. This is the challenge.
“I just think in general how we fit that. All this, the availability is huge, but the financial part is really huge too.