Nearly immediately, images of Beckham handing hundred dollar bills to NCAA players sparked an outcry, which LSU associate athletic director Robert Munson attempted coral by claiming the bills were fake (not necessarily counterfeit).
"The bills were fake bills", LSU associate athletic director for external communications Robert Munson said Tuesday. They said they plan to interview both players according to USA TODAY.More news: VA Governor Bans Guns on State Capitol Grounds, Declares ‘State of Emergency’
LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow said NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. gave him real cash following the team's win in the College Football Playoff championship game, days after the school said the money Beckham was seen giving out to players after the game was fake.
"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. Postseason rules allow for players to receive gifts up to $550 in value for competing in bowl games 'from the management of the event or from the participating member institution'".
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LSU has already stated that they will be conducting an investigation as to whether the money OBJ handed out was real or not.
Beckham played at LSU from 2011-13, collecting 12 touchdowns and 2,340 yards over three seasons. As the officer in the video was lecturing senior offensive guard Damien Lewis, Beckham could be seen walking behind the officer and slapping (or mock-slapping) his backside.
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