Few LSU alumni have been prouder than Odell Beckham Jr after the Tigers defeated Clemson in the nationwide championship recreation on Monday night time, however the star receiver might have created some issues for this system with one of the ways he acknowledged the large win.
Beckham, who was born and raised in Baton Rouge, celebrated on the sector with LSU players and seemed genuinely thrilled with their accomplishment. He also might have been making an attempt to make a press release to the NCAA when he pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket and handed some to junior extensive receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin proper in entrance of television cameras.
OBJ handing out money to LSU players pic.twitter.com/xKjyot8boh
— Bennie Jennings (@volblood) January 14, 2020
While we don’t have a lot context, that seemed like an act that might represent a clear NCAA violation. Both Jefferson and Kirklin could possibly be getting into the NFL Draft, so perhaps Beckham wasn’t frightened about impacting their eligibility. Both means, there are going to be questions.
For those who saw what Ohio State star Chase Young got in trouble for earlier this season, you understand how the NCAA views players borrowing or being handed money. Beckham is sensible sufficient to know that, and it looks like he intentionally handed the LSU players the cash for all to see.
UPDATE: LSU claims the money Beckham handed out was fake.