Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. banned from LSU facilities for 2 years after handing out cash
Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s past has come back to bite him following an incident that occurred back in January during the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Beckham decided to fill certain LSU players’ pockets with cash following the game. Beckham, 27, has been penalized with a two-year ban from LSU facilities as part of a larger group of sanctions the school just imposed on itself, per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde.
The incident occurred following the LSU Tigers’ victory over the Clemson Tigers. Beckham, a former standout wide receiver for LSU, proceeded to take the field to hand out money to multiple players for LSU, which prompted quite a bit of controversy in the days that ensued. He gave out $2,000 worth of $100 bills.
Odell Beckham Jr. found himself in trouble after that as well when a warrant was initially issued for his arrest after he slapped the rear end of a Superdome police officer in the LSU locker room. The police officer later decided to drop the charges.
Along with this ban, Beckham has more matters to tend to on the field. While his Browns are 4-2, they just got waxed 38-7 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The star wide receiver was visibly frustrated during the game, even losing his cool in the sidelines during the blowout.
Beckham finished the contest being targeted only four times, resulting in two catches for 50 yards. Though the LSU product has stated in the past that he’s comfortable with his touches as long as the team is winning, his frustration was visibly seen in this game.
Odell Beckham Jr. has 23 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns on the season. He also has a rushing touchdown. The Browns face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 7.