Recent reports allege that an LA nightclub patron alleges OBJ assaulted her, according to TMZ. She accused OBJ of placing his hands around her neck and applying light pressure, which resulted in bruises to her throat.
In California, assault is defined as any act intended to create mental distress in another individual. For the crime to be considered assault in its full form, essential elements include your intent in acting in this way against another individual.
OBJ Denies Allegations
Odell Beckham Jr. was recently accused by TMZ Sports of engaging in an assault investigation at Delilah restaurant in Los Angeles; however, OBJ denies all wrongdoing.
According to TMZ, a woman claims OBJ exerted light pressure against her throat at Delilah restaurant. She alleges he approached her while she was drinking and put his hands around her neck before making his exit – all while other patrons looked on.
OBJ’s team denies these allegations and is standing behind him in this matter. Police have not responded to them as yet.
Alleged sexual misconduct by Ravens receiver Chris Prosser could seriously damage his reputation and career in the NFL. Should he be found responsible, it would certainly leave lasting scars in his professional journey.
TMZ Sports reports that a woman told them OBJ placed his hand around her neck while she was at Delilah in West Hollywood, California. According to this account, she told them OBJ “went up and grabbed her throat with light pressure”.
After their alleged altercation, both women stayed at Delilah without further incident or confrontations. She met with police a few days later to file her report.
John Terzian, owner of Delilah restaurant, reported to TMZ Sports that neither OBJ nor the woman involved stayed at the location after an alleged altercation and no evidence was found supporting their accusation. A representative for Ravens receiver OBJ stated they were unaware of an investigation being undertaken against them.
OBJ is widely considered one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL, and his skills on the field are unparalleled. His exceptional catching abilities have become legendary; as has his impressive personality. As such, OBJ has become an iconic household name who has earned multiple Pro Bowl selections during his tenure.
OBJ’s Legal Team Responds
Odell Beckham Jr. and his representatives have denied all allegations made against them in this assault case that occurred reportedly inside Delilah nightclub in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, an unnamed woman claims OBJ placed his hands around her neck and applied light pressure while in Delilah. This incident reportedly took place several weeks prior and is being investigated.
However, OBJ’s legal team does not subscribe to Temple’s allegations, and plans on fighting this case. Their argument: Temple is trying to extract money from him by filing suit and that any allegations made are false.
On Monday, Daniel Davilier released a statement to the media attacking the lawsuit as full of falsehoods and misinformation.
This statement is in response to a lawsuit that was filed against Beckham in March alleging he had been assaulted at his home during January and that he offered money for sexual services; additionally, the suit also claimed he had an illicit side.
No matter the outcome of this lawsuit, OBJ is expected to gain momentum as a free agent over the coming months and could find himself playing for a new team this season. But before this can occur, he must overcome several hurdles first.
One major issue for OBJ is his Nike contract, which has been terminated. This has become a source of contention between himself and Nike; specifically over failure to extend and breach of agreement claims filed against OBJ by his camp.
In his latest lawsuit, OBJ alleged that Nike altered a portion of their original agreement signed in 2014 in violation of its terms. These changes allegedly stemmed from sales royalties exceeding guaranteed minimum royalty levels and could potentially violate that contract.
Even with his recent struggles, OBJ remains a top NFL player and an invaluable asset to any team he chooses to play for. We can only hope that OBJ can put his recent issues behind him and enjoy his remaining time as an unrestricted free agent before becoming unrestricted free agent again in March.
NFL fans will likely have heard about Odell Beckham Jr’s recent allegations against him. A woman filed an assault complaint against the Baltimore Ravens wide receiver this week; according to TMZ Sports, she claimed he put his hands around her neck at an LA hotspot. Representatives for Beckham as well as representatives for his restaurant denied this allegation.
OBJ’s response to these allegations could have long-term repercussions for his career. At present, he is free agent and can sign with any team in the league; so either New York or Baltimore might be his choice of destination.
While moving to the Ravens would appear to be ideal for Beckham, many fans do not approve. While the Ravens have struggled this season to win games, adding Beckham could help turn things around and help turn around their fortunes.
OBJ has often found himself embroiled in controversy during his career. Back in 2018, a lawsuit brought forth more allegations against him.
That case was also of major significance to Rams receiver Sam Bradford; nevertheless, despite all the controversy, he managed to overcome it and win the Super Bowl.
This week saw another similar incident but with much greater ramifications. Following LSU’s 42-25 win against Clemson, OBJ could be seen on video giving money out to players on the field after LSU won 42-25; later charged with simple battery.
The incident allegedly took place at Delilah nightclub in Los Angeles and, according to TMZ, the victim reported that Beckham placed his hands around her neck and grabbed her throat with light pressure, according to reports by TMZ.
OBJ’s legal team swiftly responded to these allegations, yet it remains too early to assess their effect on his career as a Ravens receiver.
If OBJ is found guilty, his career could come to an abrupt halt. Already considered one of the greatest receivers in NFL, an arrest record would likely ruin his chances at success in this league.
OBJ’s Legal Response
Odell Beckham Jr.’s team denies these allegations of assault.
According to TMZ Sports, a woman claims that Beckham placed his hand around her neck and grabbed her throat with “light pressure” during an altercation at Delilah several weeks ago. A representative for Beckham told them he is unaware of any investigation into this matter yet and police haven’t reached out.
As of now, OBJ has not been arrested in relation to this incident; however, his legal team are taking measures to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. While it remains too early to tell whether this case will end in conviction, should that happen, OBJ could face an extended trial process.
This isn’t the first time OBJ has faced allegations of sexual misconduct or physical violence; indeed, earlier this year he was accused of assaulting another individual at his apartment; that incident remains under investigation.
Another instance of assault came about in January when he was accused of striking out at an LSU security officer and slapping their butt. Although charges were eventually dropped, this incident made an impressionful statement about him among NFL circles.
While OBJ has experienced some minor incidents throughout his career, this latest allegation against him is the most serious yet. Furthermore, it comes just days before signing a one-year deal worth up to $18 million with Baltimore Ravens.
Assuming Lamar Jackson remains on their roster, OBJ should become an attractive fantasy option in his new role with the Ravens.
Even though OBJ is older than most other NFL receivers, he still has the potential to make up for his lack of production with Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s emphasis on throwing the ball frequently.