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LSU self-imposes penalties on football program

Bans Odell Beckham Jr. for 2 years
LSU Vanderbilt Football
Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 16:31:15-04

Sports Illustrated is reporting, LSU is imposing penalties on its football program after an investigation revealed booster payments went to the father of a student-athlete. The LSU football program will be reducing its recruiting visits, evaluations, and communication.

In addition, the Tigers are banning former player and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from its facilities for two years. Following the team’s national championship victory in New Orleans in January, Beckham gave $2,000 in cash to players.

LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Robert Munson issued the following statement:

“LSU has worked proactively and in cooperation with the NCAA to identify and self-report any violations that occurred within our football program. We believe these self-imposed penalties are appropriate, and we will continue to coordinate and cooperate with the NCAA on this matter.”