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.”
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