Justin Jefferson regrets taking cash from Odell Beckham Jr. after national championship, claims he donated the money
If Justin Jefferson could do it all over again, he probably wouldn’t have accepted the wad of cash Odell Beckham Jr. handed him following LSU’s 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
That was the message relayed by Jefferson on Tuesday during his media appearance at the 2020 NFL Combine from Indianapolis.
Video clips of Beckham handing out the cash soon went viral, which led LSU to claim Beckham walks around with counterfeit money for such an occasion. However, the day after LSU’s national title victory, Joe Burrow admitted that the money being given out by Beckham was real during his appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast “Pardon My Take.”
Jefferson also claims the money was real but notes he donated it to his church, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“We knew we shouldn’t have done it,” Jefferson shared at the 2020 NFL Combine. “It was in the heat if the moment.”
Considering Jefferson turned pro after the game, there’s nothing the NCAA or LSU could do to punish the receiver for accepting the money from Beckham but if Jefferson really did donate the money to his church, it turns out some good came out of the viral moment that drew headlines following LSU’s national championship game victory.