SEC FINES AUBURN $250,000 FOR RUSHING FIELD AFTER IRON BOWL VICTORY

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Auburn University will be fined $250,000 for its fourth violation of a Southeastern Conference policy due to rushing the field after their 48-45 win over Alabama.

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.”

Saturday marked the third time in the past seven years Auburn has been fined for rushing the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

All three occurred after an Auburn win in the Iron Bowl.

One fine was accessed in 2016 when fans stormed the court after Auburn beat Kentucky in basketball.

The SEC’s policy was strengthened in 2015 and calls for institutions to be fine $50,000 for the first time fans storm a competition area. This fine increased to $100,000 after a second offense and $250,000 for the third and any subsequent offenses.

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