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New Orleans police toss the arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 20:13:16-05

A New Orleans security officer who filed a complaint against Cleveland Brown's wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for allegedly slapping him on the buttocks has decided not to pursue the charges.

The officer, who works at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was seen in a viral video with Beckham, who appears to slap him on his behind in a stadium locker room Monday night.

The officer filed a complaint with the New Orleans Police Department on Thursday and an arrest warrant was obtained for a "simple battery" charge.

At some point, the officer had a change of heart, telling police on Saturday he didn't want to pursue the charges, a law enforcement source confirmed to ABC News. Officials then rescinded the arrest warrant.

The allegations stemmed from the aftermath of the College Football Playoff National Championship in which Beckham's alma mater, Louisiana State, was celebrating after defeating Clemson 42-25.

The "simple battery" charge would have been a misdemeanor.