LSU statement on OBJ cash

Chris Miller
January 15, 2020 - 5:21 pm

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The LSU athletic department is now checking to see if former player and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. handed out real cash to LSU players following Monday night's victory in the College Football National Championship game.

When asked about it Tuesday, associate athletic director Robert Munson told reporters Beckham was handing out fake cash. But in an appearance in the Barstool Sports "Pardon My Take" podcast, quarterback Joe Burrow told the hosts is was real money.

Video from the post-game celebration on the field showed Beckham slapping bills into the hands of receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin.

LSU today released the following statement:

"We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night. Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills. Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes. We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation."

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