Odell Beckham Jr.'s attorney says 'overzealous flight attendant' caused him to be kicked off flight

"Sleeping on a plane should not be a cause for removal from a flight," an attorney said.

Updated: November 28, 2022 - 3:21pm

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Attorneys for free agent NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. said he should not have been kicked off of a plane, but he was the victim of an "overzealous flight attendant."

Police at the Miami airport removed Beckham from the flight on Sunday from Miami to Los Angeles after he "appeared to be in and out of consciousness," the Miami-Dade County Police Department said according to The New York Post.

"The overzealous flight attendant insisted on removing everyone from the plane instead of simply allowing Mr. Beckham to fasten his seatbelt and proceed with the flight. At no time was Mr. Beckham disruptive or combative. He was willing to comply with the seatbelt requirement, but the flight attendant wanted to prove that he had the authority to have Mr. Beckham removed from the flight. The airline proceeded to send Mr. Beckham's luggage to Los Angeles without him," an attorney for Beckham said, the Daily Mail reported.

"Sleeping on a plane should not be a cause for removal from a flight," the attorney said.

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