Tigers Impose Penalties Involving Beckham, Booster
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has self-imposed penalties for NCAA rules violations by the football program that include a reduction of scholarships and a two-year ban from its athletic facilities for Browns star and former Tigers receiver Odell Beckham Jr. That’s according to a report by Sports Illustrated.
LSU acknowledged it was working with the NCAA and had self-imposed penalties but provided no other details.
Beckham was seen handing out cash to LSU players on the field after last year’s College Football Playoff national championship game, a violation that is considered minor. A more serious violation involves an LSU booster paying $180,000 that was embezzled from a charity to the father of a former LSU football player.