The complaint against Beckham is of simple battery, which in some cases is punishable by a fine and up to six months in prison.
The university's athletic department issued a statement Wednesday saying it was aware of video showing "apparent cash" being given to players by Beckham and that it has been in contact with the NCAA and the SEC regarding the matter.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after video showed him slapping the backside of a police officer in the LSU locker room following the Tigers' win in the national championship on Monday, NOLA.com reports.
The guard appeared to be telling LSU players not to smoke cigars in the locker room.
There are more possible repercussions from Odell Beckham Jr.'s behavior after the College Football National Championship. "They are cooperating with authorities to appropriately address the situation".
After an incredible season, LSU took home the national title on Monday, beating out Clemson 42-25, with Burrow - victor of the Heisman Trophy - also breaking the NCAA single-season record for passing touchdowns in a season, according to CNN.
A school spokesperson initially suggested the money wasn't real, but Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and others have publicly stated that the cash was genuine currency, which would represent an NCAA violation. "We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation".