Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted off an American Airlines flight by police Sunday morning after crew members who tried to wake him up before departure became concerned that he «appeared to be losing consciousness,» according to authorities. .
This incident occurs four days before wide receiver first free agency visit. He recently played for the Los Angeles Rams.
The Miami-Dade Police Department responded to American Airlines Flight 1228 in Miami, bound for Los Angeles, around 9:30 a.m. after flight attendants called for help fearing Beckham Jr. was ill and «His condition will worsen over time.» 5 hour flight,» police said.
«Upon the officers’ arrival, Mr. Beckham was asked several times by the flight crew to exit the aircraft, to which he refused,» police said in a statement. «The plane was disembarked, at which time the officers asked Mr. Beckham to exit the plane, which he did without incident.»
In a tweet posted Sunday morning, Beckham Jr. said: «Never in my life have I experienced what just happened to me…I’ve seen it all.»
«Never. In. My. Life,» he added.
I COULD NEVER MAKE THIS UP,» he later wrote. «comedy hr.»
It is not clear if Beckham Jr. was referring to the plane incident. Beckham Jr.’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In a statement, American Airlines said the Los Angeles-bound plane «returned to the gate prior to takeoff due to a customer failing to follow instructions from crew members and refusing to buckle up.» , before leaving at 10:54 am
Beckham, who is currently a free agent, is scheduled to visit the New York Giants, for whom he previously played from 2014 to 2018, on Thursday and Friday, and then visit the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, according to nfl media. He also plans to visit the Buffalo Bills at some point, the outlet reports.
Soccer fans are waiting to see where Beckham will play next. There is also speculation about how the free agent heals after tore his anterior cruciate ligament in mid-Februarythe same one that broke 16 months earlier.