Beckham, an LSU alum, was on the confetti-laden field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and furiously giving cash to Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin. The players appeared to be receiving $100 bills from the Cleveland Browns star.
It would be a clear NCAA violation if it was found out the money was real. A school official told The Advocate that it was investigating the matter. After initially telling the newspaper the money was not real, the official later said just because novelty bills were found on the field after the game it wasn’t clear whether the novelty bills came from Beckham.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron was asked about the bills and said it was the first he was hearing about it. Patrick Queen, the Defensive Player of the Game, said he didn’t see Jefferson or Kirklin receiving money from Beckham.
Jefferson had nine catches for 106 yards. Kirklin did not have a catch in the game.
LSU defeated Clemson, 42-25.