Odell Beckham Jr created considerably of a clumsy state of affairs for LSU after the nationwide championship recreation on Monday when he handed out wads of money to Tigers players on the sector, but apparently no NCAA violation was dedicated.
An LSU athletic official told Brooks Kubena of The Advocate on Tuesday that the cash Beckham handed to junior large receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin was not real. It appeared fairly real within the video, but apparently Beckham was strolling round with a stack of counterfeit cash in his pocket.
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Each Jefferson and Kirklin might declare for the NFL Draft, so there was some speculation that Beckham was giving them money since that was the last recreation of their school careers. Beckham may have been making an attempt to make a press release to the NCAA that players need to be paid.
School athletes aren't permitted to obtain monetary presents, and Jefferson and Kirklin in all probability might have just given the money again to OBJ even when it have been actual. Nevertheless, we have been reminded with Ohio State star Chase Young’s suspension earlier this yr how the NCAA reacts when gamers borrow or are given money.
Whether the cash was actual or not, every thing occurred so fast that we doubt the NCAA would maintain the LSU gamers responsible. Then again, this is the NCAA we’re speaking about.