NBA star and Ohio raised Lebron James gave each member of the OSU Buckeyes football team headphone, Beats by Dre (studio wireless are $379 on Beats site). He rewarded the team for making it to the championship game against the Oregon Ducks. This is with their third string quarterback as OSU lost two quarterbacks this season due to injury.
NCAA has confirmed that this is not against NCAA rules. ESPN reported NCAA spokesperson stated: “The headphones were donated to Ohio State and were distributed within permissible NCAA limitations on awards”.
Schools are allowed to reward their team, going to the championship, with gifts up to $400 according to ESPN reports. OSU will deduct the amount of the Beats from that total.
Lebron also gave the Ducks headphones as well. Lebron is a spokesman and partner of Beats by Dre.
OSU and Oregon play tomorrow night for the title.