LSU Fined $250K For Storming Field After Ole Miss Win
The SEC made the announcement on Sunday following the Tigers’ win which sent the Rebels to 15th in college footballing rankings.According to the Associated Press, this is the third violation of the SEC’s access to competition area policy by LSU. The program was last fined for a violation in 2018 when they defeated then-No. 2 Georgia.
Tennessee was fined $100,000 for its postgame celebration of a win over No. 6 Alabama on Oct. 15. Fans heaved the uprooted goalposts into the Tennessee River.
Some have criticized the SEC for such a big fine when the LSU fans barely filled half of the field while the Volunteer fans produced a more frenzied scene.
GEAUX TIGERS 🐯
Unranked LSU takes down No. 7 Ole Miss in Death Valley 👏 pic.twitter.com/21jt83gp8Q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 22, 2022
TENNESSEE TAKES DOWN ALABAMA AND THE FANS ARE STORMING THE FIELD AT NEYLAND STADIUM.
WHAT A WIN FOR THE VOLS. pic.twitter.com/1MkxrkyxBA
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 15, 2022
Fines start at $50,000 for a first offense then go to $100,000 for a second offense and $250,000 for each one after that. The fine money is deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.
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