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Browns Star Odell Beckham Jr Facing Civil Suit Over Lincoln Tunnel BMW Crash

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13:  Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the start of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
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Well, this is certainly the last news that Odell Beckham Jr wanted to have surface surrounding his name this week, with the Cleveland Browns currently tailspinning at 2-4, now two games back of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North.

According to TMZ, the three-time Pro Bowler is facing a lawsuit from Lexington Insurance Company, on behalf of Company Motors, for a 2017 incident in which the star wideout let his friend borrow an expensive BMW, a vehicle that only Beckham was authorized to drive.

Court documents say the car is worth around $100,000 and Odell illegally permitted his friend, identified as Blake Anderson, to drive it. He ended up wrecking the vehicle while speeding through the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City.

Anderson allegedly caused $38,000 in damages to the BMW while attempting to swerve through a handful of lanes of traffic to try and exit the tunnel.

Company Motors does, however, face a bit of a problem in regards to the lawsuit, as they claim their deal with Beckham was nothing more than an "oral agreement."

Given that reality, it'll certainly be difficult for lawyers to provide concrete (documented) evidence against Odell's alleged wrongdoings.

Whatever the case, it remains to be seen whether the Browns superstar will give in to the charges and cough up some money, or if he'll fight to get them dropped.

We'll deliver updates on the matter as soon as they are made available.