Odell Beckham Jr., a free agent wide receiver, was taken off a Sunday aircraft from Miami to Los Angeles by American Airlines after police were summoned to a "medical issue," the Miami-Dade (Florida) Police Department reported.

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Police said Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports that Beckham wasn't arrested or given a ticket.

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According to a statement released by the police on Sunday, the flight crew became worried about a passenger named Beckham after trying to rouse him

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so that he could buckle his seatbelt and discovering that Beckham "looked to be coming in and out of consciousness prior to their departure."

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"Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, the attendants called for police and fire rescue," police said in a statement.

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"American Airlines flight 1228, with service from Miami (MIA) to Los Angeles (LAX), returned to the gate before takeoff due to a customer failing

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to follow crew member instructions and refusing to fasten their seatbelt. The customer was removed and the flight re-departed at 10:45 a.m. local time."

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Beckham's attorney, Daniel Davilier, said in a statement on Sunday that Beckham was asleep due to a flight delay, and "at no time was Mr. Beckham disruptive or combative."

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"That incident was unnecessary.  Sleeping on a plane should not be a cause for removal from a flight.

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