Odell Beckham Jr. may have changed something for future games forever, all because he couldn’t contain his happiness after the LSU Tigers won the National title.
Odell was viewed on the field handing out cash to players shortly after the game that now has LSU speaking to the NCAA & SEC so no other issues arise from this matter.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the Cleveland Browns WR was in the locker room and struck an officer on the ass as he tried to get players to not smoke cigars in the stadium that does not allow it.
Because of his actions, College Football Playoff officials will now likely clamp down on access to on-field credentials.
Here are more details from USA Today:
“Officials of the College Football Playoff will review the practice of allowing people outside the participating teams, such as former players or celebrities, on the sideline during the national semifinals and championship games, executive director Bill Hancock told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
NFL star and former LSU player Odell Beckham Jr. created a controversy and a possible NCAA violation when he was caught on video after Monday’s national championship game on the field, giving money to some LSU players. The school, which first said the bills were fake, later determined Beckham handed out some real money. This could be a violation of NCAA rules if it’s determined athletes with eligibility remaining received cash.
Beckham then was accused of a misdemeanor simple battery charge after the Cleveland receiver appeared to slap a security guard’s buttocks Monday in the LSU locker room after the Tigers defeated Clemson to win the national title. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday, New Orleans Police public information officer Aaron Looney said.“Being on the sidelines is a privilege,” Hancock told USA TODAY Sports. “Along with any privilege comes responsibility, because the focus should be on the people playing and coaching in the game, rather than on any visitors. The CFP will be reviewing its policy for allowing guests onto the sidelines and into locker rooms at future games.”