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LSU Notice of Allegations Features Violations by Odell Beckham Jr., Football Program


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The NCAA's notice of allegations against LSU not only resulted in the firing of men’s basketball coach Will Wade, but another Tigers program, a notorious coach and NFL star got caught up in the violations as well.
The football team also part of the inquiry, and former coach Ed Orgeron was handed a Level III violation for “impermissible recruiting contact” in January 2019. He allegedly met a prospect in the individual's high school coach's office “prior to July 1 following the prospect's completion of his junior year,” according to the NOA documents.

But the violations for the football program did not stop there, however.
Originally, the NCAA was looking into John Paul Funes’s payments of $180,000 to the father of former All-SEC offensive lineman Vadal Alexander. According to the NOA documents, Funes met with the parents of the athlete in late 2012 or early ’13 and offered to employ them both, the mother at Our Lady of the Lake hospital system and the father at Our Lady of the Lake Foundation.

The arrangement was for the father to be paid $3,150 in February 2013 and “recurring monthly payments of $3,000” from the Foundation. The arrangement continued for nearly five years despite the father not working more than five events, according to the notice.
The athlete subsequently “competed in fifty contests and received actual and necessary expenses while ineligible.” The panel determined that these allegations were a Level I violation.

According to Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger, the football probe was in its final stages of completion when NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. forced the NCAA to reopen it. The former LSU wide receiver distributed $2,000 worth of $100 bills during a wild scene that unfolded on the field following the program’s win over Clemson in the national championship game at the New Orleans Superdome in early 2020.
Per the notice, Beckham Jr. “provided $800 and $500 in cash to student-athletes 1 and 2, respectively, while on the field immediately following the game. In addition, that same night, at a club in New Orleans, Beckham provided student-athletes 3 and 4 with $500 and $200 in cash, respectively.”

The Tigers football program had initially self-imposed penalties back in October 2020 in hopes that the NCAA would not levy more. It docked itself eight football scholarships over a two-year period and reduced recruiting visits, evaluations and communication, as previously reported by Dellenger and SI's Pat Forde. Beckham Jr. was also suspended from the team's facilities for two years for his actions.


lsu711
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during a wild scene that unfolded on the field following the program’s win over Clemson in the national championship game


Whoever wrote that doesn’t get out much.


big d 18
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amazing, is it not


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TigerLunatik
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SI is really trying to milk this part of the story. This was all reported a long time ago.


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Tuscaloosa
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Whoever wrote that doesn’t get out much.


Hey. Friend to friend. Your bumping of my softball score threads are only serving to self-own and flood the board with LSU losing threads. Very few people here know or care that LSU and Alabama played softball today due to the Will Wade news and SEC Tournament.

I like your style. It was just a poorly timed game with all the other stuff going on.


C W
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LSU busted will be the off-season football news


TigerLunatik
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Sounds good. We all need something to talk about to get us through.


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SidewalkTiger
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SI is really trying to milk this part of the story. This was all reported a long time ago.





SI themselves had an entire article on it like the day after the championship game.


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Something doesn’t have to be a deep dark secret or happened within the last year for the NCAA to levy penalties. So it being old or something already known or even self-imposed penalties doesn’t keep the NCAA from coming down on LSU for it.

It ain’t gonna be pretty.
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MrAUTigers
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has there ever been a school having NCAA investigations going on with two different programs at the same time? I honestly don't know.


3down10
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This was all reported a long time ago.



Yes it was.















And all the LSU fans said it was bullshite, that nothing would happen and taunted people over it.



SidewalkTiger
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And all the LSU fans said it was bullshitee, that nothing would happen and taunted people over it.


Really? All of them?


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Woodward is Emmert’s son in law. We are Teflon coated.


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Cheer
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3down10


He's right....you know....


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has there ever been a school having NCAA investigations going on with two different programs at the same time? I honestly don't know.


Try Ole Miss, I think they had three going at once—football, women’s basketball and track and field.


MrAUTigers
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And all the LSU fans said it was bullshite, that nothing would happen and taunted people over it.




what they actually said was....."Emmert would never do anything to their AD". (who is Emmert's third cousin twice removed, or some shite like that) They actually thought they would get away with a HC admitting he was buying players. You can't make this shite up.


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Really? All of them?




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FreddieMac
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What has the NCAA done about it yet? Seriously sounds like LSU is doing everything.


TigerLunatik
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Really? All of them?

Yes. Every single one of us.


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