- An LSU official reportedly said that the money was fake, but some weren't convinced with their explanation of the post-championship scene.
- On Twitter, some argued that with head coach Ed Orgeron set to cash in on a $500,000 bonus for the team's championship win, the players were entitled to a little bonus as well.
- With both players on video set to enter the NFL Draft this year, it seems there is little the NCAA could do.
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Odell Beckham Jr. was clearly joyous watching from the sidelines as the LSU Tigers defeated Clemson 42-25 in the national championship on Monday night.
Beckham, who played for the Tigers in college, was not only cheering from the sidelines but also appeared to be rewarding players for their success. Cameras caught Beckham handing cash over to LSU wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin after the confetti had fallen.
When the video began making the rounds on social media, some fans seemed to support Beckham's gesture, while others questioned how it would go over with the NCAA.
According to Brooks Kubena, who covers LSU for the Advocate in Baton Rouge, an LSU official said the money that Beckham was handing out was fake.
But not everyone on Twitter was convinced by LSU's statement.
With Jefferson and Kirklin set to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, there's little the NCAA could do to punish them directly.
And as some argued on Twitter, with head coach Ed Orgeron set to cash in on a $500,000 bonus thanks to the Tigers title, why not let some of the players who made the championship happen in on the spoils?
Regardless of how whether the money was real or fake, and whether the NCAA will ultimately act on Odell's actions, it's clear that the LSU sidelines was the place to be on Monday night.
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