LSU’s Punishment For Odell Beckham Cash Saga Revealed
LSU’s punishment for the Odell Beckham cash saga was revealed this week.
Late Monday night, LSU defeated Clemson to win the college football National Championship Game. The title marked LSU’s first in 13 years, and people were understandably excited about it.
One particularly excited party was Beckham, arguably LSU’s most recent famous alum. Following the big win, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver could be seen on the sidelines offering players cash.
Initially LSU came out and said the money being dispersed was not real. That story was quickly contradicted by multiple players, who admitted that it was in fact real.
Shortly thereafter, LSU self-reported to the NCAA for the violation.
In the aftermath, the immediate question everyone had was: what will the punishment be?
According to CBS Sports, the Tigers will not be heavily penalized for what transpired.
“My takeaway is that they were celebrating and having fun,” said one former NCAA enforcement official.
“This is overly scrutinized despite the fact it could potentially be a rules violation.
“But it is unlikely to impact anyone’s eligibility because the guys who accepted the money are leaving.”
An official ruling on LSU’s punishment should come at some point in the next few weeks, but it is unlikely to be anything too severe.
With this incident now in the rearview, LSU will be able to switch focus to how the program can repeat in 2020.