Straight cash homie: Odell Beckham Jr. hands out the green to LSU players
The LSU Tigers alumni are some passionate people.
Especially Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham, who played three seasons for the Tigers, relished in LSU’s 42-25 win over the Clemson Tigers on Monday night.
Usually that means hanging with the players on the field or in the locker room, casually taking an interview here and there to talk about the W.
The wideout, however, took things to another level, repaying LSU players with more than just a dap up and a shoutout on social media.
OBJ handing out cash to LSU players pic.twitter.com/xKjyot8boh
— 🥥 Bennie Jennings (@volblood) January 14, 2020
Pulling out a wad of $100 bills, Beckham met up with both junior wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin, handing out Benjamins left and right.
Jefferson put together an impressive College Football Playoff, catching 23 receptions for 333 yards and four touchdowns. Kirklin recorded a tackle and wasn’t targeted.
Beckham wasn’t done there, either, heading to the locker room to continue the festivities, offering to sell Jefferson’s game-worn OBJ cleats for a cool $200,000.
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) January 14, 2020
While it seems likely Jefferson is NFL-bound, the same can’t be said for Kirklin, leaving some to wonder what the NCAA is going to do after seeing the video. Under NCAA rules, student athletes are not allowed to accept payment from non-family members and cannot profit off of their likeness. That includes autographs and selling equipment.
Most believe something like this is bound to happen:
NCAA be like pic.twitter.com/3QQ9VtaZAM
— Baby Yodeezy™️ (@swindeazy) January 14, 2020
But before the NCAA grabs its pitchforks, an LSU official reportedly said the money was actually fake, much like prop money used in movies or TV shows.
Real or not, it appears Beckham was just following Cardinal Rule No. 1: When Randy Moss is in building, it’s always “straight cash homie.”