Odell Beckham Jr. kicked off Miami flight headed for LAX

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 13: Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the Los Angeles Rams looks on from the bench area in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (

Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted off an American Airlines flight Sunday morning at the Miami International Airport after flight attendants reportedly tried to wake him up to fasten his seat belt, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. 

Around 9:30 a.m., officers said they were dispatched to a medical emergency because the flight crew was concerned about OBJ who appeared to be "coming in and out of consciousness" prior to his departure. 

The crew was trying to wake OBJ to fasten his seatbelt before the flight's departure, which was headed for LAX. 

Flight attendants feared that OBJ was "seriously ill" and were concerned that his condition would worsen during the five-hour flight, police said. 

When officers arrived, the wide receiver reportedly refused to exit the plane after he was asked several times. Due to the incident, everyone on the flight had to exit the plane. 

A video on Twitter shows OBJ walking out of the boarding area as he appears to be getting escorted out the gate by officers. OBJ sent a series of tweets following the incident. 


The Miami-Dade Police Department said OBJ was escorted to the non-secure area of the terminal by the officers where he made other arrangements. 

The flight re-departed at 10:54 a.m., according to an American Airlines spokesperson.