Joe Burrow Says He Was ‘Nearly Arrested’ After Winning National Championship

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow revealed that he and his LSU Tiger teammates nearly got arrested for lighting up cigars after winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Clemson at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans in January of 2020.

“We were gonna smoke all the cigars in the locker room. And we started smoking them and the cops come in because I guess you’re not allowed to smoke inside or whatever,” Burrow told the podcast. “And they start trying to arrest people in the locker room. Yeah. After we won the national title. We’re like, ‘What’s going -? C’mon.’ This was in Louisiana. We played in New Orleans for the national title. They were trying to (arrest us). And then I think they finally realized like what are we doing?”

Burrow told the story while on the Full Send Podcast:

The Bengals are scheduled to face the Saints at the Superdome on Oct. 16, the first time Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase will play at the venue since winning the title game there.


Burrow is definitely lucky that he was able to get away with smoking that cigar.  He finished that title game against Clemson with 463 yards and five touchdowns as LSU won 42-25. If Burrow does win a Super Bowl in the future, it’s likely he’ll smoke another cigar, regardless of the rules inside the stadium.