Joe Burrow was a beloved player at Louisiana State University. Fans remember the fight he made to lead his team to the National Championship in 2019 (via NFL Therapy). It wasn’t just his performance in the big game that left a lasting impression on LSU fans, it was the celebration after the fact that made him go down in history at the school. After LSU won the championship game, Burrow was caught smoking a cigar in the locker room. While that doesn’t seem like such a big deal, Burrow and his teammates were nearly arrested for the act. In New Orleans, smoking indoors is illegal, making their post-game celebration a crime. However, the team was not arrested, and the story has become infamous.
It turns out, however, that Burrow’s LSU infamy almost didn’t happen. Burrow went to Ohio State University and actually graduated from the college before transferring to LSU to play football (per Fansided). Burrow was playing in Ohio, but the college team didn’t have much success. So, he made his way to LSU, a bigger football school and the rest is history!
Burrow on the subject said, “I’m definitely still a Buckeye, I graduated from there, I still have relationships to this day that I wouldn’t have without being there.”