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Former Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama bin Laden 'Thrown Off Plane For Being Drunk'

Claire Reid

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Former Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama bin Laden 'Thrown Off Plane For Being Drunk'

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The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden was reportedly thrown off a flight for being 'too drunk to fly'.

Rob O'Neill and his wife, Jessica, boarded the American Airlines flight at Nashville Airport, Tennessee, heading to Dallas on Sunday night.

But, according to TMZ, witnesses said he was 'noticeably drunk' and began shouting 'vile slurs' at a flight attendant before passing out.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

O'Neill woke to be told he was 'too drunk' to fly and he was ordered to leave the plane, the news outlet reports.

A representative from American Airlines confirmed to the Daily Mail that police were called to deal with a drunken passenger.

In a police report seen by the Mail, O'Neill, 41, was not arrested and was offered a place on a flight to Dallas the next day. But O'Neill declined and he and his new wife instead got a taxi back into Nashville.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In the police report, it states the couple 'smelt of alcohol' but were 'calm and cooperative' when officers arrived to meet them at the luggage carousel in the airport.

The paper also reports that there was an active warrant out for O'Neill but that it was for 'in-state for Texas only'.

A representative for O'Neill told the Daily Mail: "Rob believes he was treated fairly by both American Airlines and local authorities and that this really is a non-story."

Former Navy SEAL O'Neill was part of SEAL Team Six in May 2011 when they stormed Bin Laden's secret compound. O'Neill fired the fatal shots that killed Bin Laden.


O'Neill left the military the following year, and two years later revealed that he was the SEAL who killed Bin Laden while in an interview with FOX News. He now works as a contributor for the channel.

Speaking to DailyMail TV, O'Neill opened up about his decision to go public, saying: "The people who wanted to find out [who killed Bin Laden] knew by the time we set foot back in the U.S. I had heard my name in D.C., Virginia Beach and San Diego. I could've pretended my name wasn't out there but that would have been complacent because it was."

Sources: TMZ; Daily Mail

Topics: US News

Claire Reid
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