Tennessee football fined $100,000 by SEC for fans storming the field after beating Alabama
The fine was levied as a second offense under the SEC's access to competition area policy. Tennessee's first offense was when fans stormed the court in a 2006 basketball game against Florida.
Financial penalties are imposed for violations in all sports sponsored by the SEC. They 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.
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UT President Randy Boyd, celebrating with a cigar in his hand as fans flooded the field after the victory, was asked how much it will cost alluding to a possible fine from SEC. "It doesn't matter," he answered. "We'll do this every year."
Fines levied against schools for violation of the access to competition area policy are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.
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