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LSU responds to Odell incident

Former LSU star allegedly handed players cash
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Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 17:58:23-05

LSU is investigating whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. handed money to players after LSU's championship win Monday night.

Beckham is alleged to have handed out money to players including Joe Burrow, who told one media outlet "Um... yeah. I'm not a student-athlete anymore so I can say, yeah."

LSU responded to the allegations Wednesday afternoon.

“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.”

Tuesday, during LSU's championship press conference coach Ed Orgeron was asked about the incident. Coach said he hadn't heard anything about it yet.