clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

SEC fines UK for fans rushing the field after win over Florida

The fine money does go to a good cause.

Drew Brown - Sea of Blue

The SEC has announced that the University of Kentucky will be fined for a violation of the league’s access to competition area policy. It comes as a result of fans storming the field following Saturday’s win over the Florida Gators.

Because this is considered a third offense, Kentucky will incur a fine of $250,000. Kentucky was last fined for a violation following its football game against Mississippi State in 2018.

Penalties for such infractions range from $50,000 for a first offense to fines of up to $100,000 for a second offense and up to $250,000 for a third and subsequent offenses.

The fine money is given to the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund, so at least this money goes to a good cause.

The policy states that “access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”

A Sea of Blue comes jam-packed with the best Kentucky Wildcats links, news, analysis, and some other fun stuff for our readers, so make sure you go ‘like’ our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. Go Cats!