Odell Beckham Sr., the father of the Giants star wide receiver, reportedly was arrested Wednesday in Texas.
Beckham was charged with illegally carrying a gun and being in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. He was booked at a local police station and released on $5,000 bail, according to TMZ.
The elder Beckham played running back at LSU, gaining 757 yards and scoring seven touchdowns from 1990-92. The younger Beckham, born in November of his father’s senior year in Baton Rouge, also played at the school before the Giants made him a first-round pick in 2014.
Beckham Sr.’s high school prowess earned him a mention in the recent ESPN documentary on the 1988 state champions from Carter High School in Dallas. Carter beat Marshall High School, which featured Beckham Sr., in the state quarterfinals to reach the semifinals against Permian High School. That game was part of the seminal book on high school football in Texas, “Friday Night Lights.”
Beckham Jr. is currently recovering after having surgery on a season-ending ankle injury he sustained in Week 4 against the Chargers.