Bizarre Twist in the Arrest of Odell Beckham’s Dad

Odell Beckham Jr. is a football player for the New York Giants. He’s known for his flashy blond locks and superstar attitude.

Recently, his father, Odell Beckham Sr., was arrested on marijuana and gun charges. Seems Beckham’s dad doesn’t know the laws in the state of Texas. From TMZ:

Odell Beckham‘s biological father — Odell Beckham Sr. — was arrested in Texas on Wednesday after officials in Texas say he was carrying weed and a gun … TMZ Sports has learned.

Details surrounding the arrest are unclear — but Odell was booked on 2 charges … “unlawful carrying weapon” and “possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.”

Beckham was taken to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot. He has since been released on $5,000 bail.

The officer who pulled Beckham over supposedly smelled a “cloud of marijuana when his truck drove past the officer at a stop sign.” What are the actual odds of that?

Beckham Sr. was found with over 1.5 ounces of marijuana along with a scale. In case you aren’t aware of how much an ounce of weed is. Below is a diagram. Many states have decriminalized marijuana under an ounce. It really doesn’t help anyone’s case if they ALSO have a SCALE along with that much weed.

TMZ also reported that Beckham was carrying a loaded firearm. Check out their ignorant terminology… *ahem*… ‘clip’:

According to the arrest report obtained by TMZ Sports … cops pulled Odell‘s father over after smelling a cloud of marijuana when his truck drove past an officer at a stop sign.

When the officer approached, Odell had a burned out joint in the car and weed in a jar. Cops say they also found a loaded Ruger 9mm pistol with 16 bullets in the clip and 1 in the chamber.

Odell insisted the weed (1.524 ounces) was only for personal use — he told the cops he thought it was legal to have it in his possession. No explanation for the gun.

He was eventually charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of weed and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Clearly Beckham Sr. doesn’t know the laws in Texas or federal laws for that matter. Even if a state legalizes marijuana, anyone who uses it is considered a prohibited person for purchasing or possessing a firearm according to federal law:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives long has prohibited gun and ammunition sales to unlawful users of marijuana, citing a risk of “irrational or unpredictable behavior.” Now, the federal agency has added a warning to Form 4473 making it clear to anyone applying for a permit to buy a gun that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and using it means you cannot buy a gun, despite laws in Maine and a growing number of other states that allow medical and recreational use of the drug.

It’s doubtful the cop smelled a “cloud of marijuana” just because Beckham Sr. drove by him considering he only had a joint rolled but the fact the guy was busted with a pretty decent amount of weed, along with a scale and an illegal firearm, doesn’t bode well for the football player’s dad.