Odell Beckham Jr. escorted from Miami-Los Angeles flight as police attend 'medical emergency'

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NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted from a flight to Los Angeles after appearing to drift in and out of consciousness, according to police.

Beckham, without a team having suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Los Angeles Rams' Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals in February, boarded a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday.

He disembarked following a request from officers, having initially rejected the flight crew's request for him to leave the American Airlines flight, police said.

A statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department, reported by NFL Network and others, read: "At approximately 9:30am (EST), officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department were dispatched to a medical emergency at an American Airlines flight.

"The flight crew was concerned for a passenger [Mr Odell Beckham], as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness, prior to their departure.

"Fearing that Mr Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected five-hour flight, the attendants called for police and fire rescue.

"Upon the officers' arrival, the flight crew asked Mr Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused. The aircraft was deplaned, at which time Mr Beckham was asked by the officers to exit the plane, and did so without incident.

"Mr Beckham was escorted to the non-secure area of the terminal by the officers where he made other arrangements."

Beckham is reportedly set to visit his former team the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills on free-agent visits in this coming week as he seeks to help another playoff team to Super Bowl glory after achieving that feat with the Rams in the 2021 season.