Former LSU open receiver and current Cleveland Browns player Odell Beckham Jr. was seen on video counting and then depositing cash in the hands of junior receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin. Jefferson declared Wednesday for the NFL Draft.
Field Marshal Joe Burrow, a senior student who won the Heisman Trophy, said in a “Pardon My Take” podcast from Barstool Sports He received money from Beckham.
The athletic department of LSU recognized that the money was real.
“The initial information suggested that the invoices that were exchanged were novel invoices. The information and the images reviewed as they show that cash could also have been delivered to LSU student athletes,” department officials said in a statement.
“We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately after hearing about 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 “.
The NCAA did not comment to CNN.
CNN’s request for Beckham’s comments, through his agent, was not immediately answered.