LSU Says Money Odell Beckham Jr. Handed Out to Players May Have Been Fake

Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Burrow
Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham | Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Cleveland Browns star wideout and LSU alum Odell Beckham Jr. wanted to make sure that Joe Burrow and the Tigers were properly compensated for their legendary 15-0 season and CFP National Championship win over Clemson Monday night, and he did so by giving out handfuls of what appeared to be cold, hard cash to players after the game.

In an attempt to do some damage control and avoid the wrath of the NCAA, LSU put out a statement suggesting that their former star receiver could have given out fake money, which would not constitut a violation.

Yeah, sure, we believe you. I believe you also said something about a bridge you wanted to sell us?

Beckham, who just signed a massive contract extension after he was traded to the Browns, totally seems like the guy that would walk around New Orleans with wads of FAKE money. The NCAA violations that would arrive as a result of this could be draconian. For everyone's sake, let's hope that OBJ was just having a bit of fun.

Glossing over the fact that these kids should be paid anyway, Beckham is rubbing the NCAA's nose in just how much he doesn't care about their firm stance against giving student athletes wads of Benjamins.