LSU will self-impose a one-year postseason ban as a result of an NCAA investigation into improper booster payments to players within the football program.
The school stood accused of a Level III violation involving Odell Beckham Jr. giving $2,000 in cash to four Tigers football players on the field after the team’s 42-25 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 13.
“I respect the university’s decision to proactively address NCAA issues from the past,” coach Ed Orgeron said in a statement.
“I share the disappointment of our student-athletes who will not be able to compete this season in a bowl game. I am especially proud of our players’ dedication to the program during these unprecedented times in our country,” he continued.
“Their pride in LSU will be the driving force as we continue to build a championship program. Geaux Tigers.”