Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. apparently distributed real money to some LSU players following Monday night's College Football Playoff championship win over Clemson in New Orleans.

Star quarterback Joe Burrow said he was one of the players who received money.

"I'm not a student-athlete anymore, so I can say yeah," Burrow said on "Pardon My Take," a podcast by Barstool Sports.

Beckham, a former LSU star, was seen after the game handing money to wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Jontre Kirklin. The video first surfaced late Monday night but has been taken down in several locations.

LSU officials were informed of the situation and initially said it was novelty cash being passed around. Players receiving real cash would be in violation of NCAA rules.

LSU said Wednesday that it has reported the situation to NCAA and SEC officials.

"We are aware of the situation regarding Odell Beckham Jr. interacting with LSU student-athletes and others unaffiliated with the team following the championship game Monday night," the statement begins. "Initial information suggested bills that were exchanged were novelty bills.

"Information and footage reviewed since shows apparent cash may have also been given to LSU student-athletes. We were in contact with the NCAA and the SEC immediately upon learning of this situation in which some of our student-athletes may have been placed in a compromising position. We are working with our student-athletes, the NCAA and the SEC in order to rectify the situation."

LSU won the game 42-25 over Clemson. Burrow passed for 463 yards and five touchdowns to conclude a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign.

--Field Level Media

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