Robert O'Neill
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks in Maryville, Tennessee, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, who is credited for having killed Osama bin Laden, criticized Biden's negotiations with the Taliban. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rob O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL who claimed to have killed terrorist Osama bin Laden, was thrown out of an American Airlines plane Sunday after officials thought he was too drunk to fly. According to a TMZ report Monday, the jet was due to travel to Dallas in Nashville.

TMZ reported that before the plane took off, flight attendants realized O'Neill was extremely drunk and was not fit to fly. O'Neill reportedly called an airline employee a “vile” name. He became belligerent and loud before passing out in his seat.

Authorities escorted O'Neill off the plane but did not arrest him.

According to TMZ, a cab was called to send O'Neill back to his hotel. American Airlines later rebooked him on another flight.

A police report, obtained by Daily Mail, said O'Neill and his wife Jessica smelt of alcohol. There was no arrest as the two were calm and cooperative by the time officers arrived to remove them. The report also stated that an active warrant was issued for O'Neill but it was in-state for Texas only.

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

O’Neill, a member of the elite SEAL Team Six that took out bin Laden after attacking his compound in Pakistan in May 2011, has previously had run-ins with law enforcement over drunkenness. In 2016, O'Neill was arrested for driving under the influence after he was found sleeping behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra parked at a Butte convenience store.

According to Butte-Silver Bow County Undersheriff George Skuletich, the engine was running with the tail lights on when officers tried to wake him up. He failed a horizontal gaze test at the scene, and other sobriety tests at the jail at the time.

Sheriff Ed Lester said at the time, "I have great respect for Rob O'Neill and what he has done for our country. That being said, this incident was handled the same way as any other DUI investigation.”

Earlier this month, O'Neill responded to President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold a military parade on the streets of Washington, DC.

“A military parade is third world b-------. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation,” he wrote on Twitter on Feb. 8.

American Airlines
American Airlines aircrafts are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2016. Reuters