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The SEC announced on Sunday that the University of Tennessee will be fined for their fans storming the field after beating Alabama on Saturday night...
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Tennessee will incur a fine of $100,000 for a second offense under the league's access to competition area policy. Tennessee was last fined for a violation following a basketball game against Florida in 2006.

Fines levied against schools for violation of the access to competition area policy are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.

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."

Financial penalties are imposed for violations in all sports sponsored by the Conference. Institutional penalties 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 policy was originally adopted by a vote of Conference members in 2004 and financial penalties were increased by action taken by the membership during the 2015 SEC Spring Meetings.
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Just the memory of lil' peckerwood, Mike Slive, we needed to make the weekend complete.
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What was the fine on UT for the mustard, golf balls, and water bottles thrown onto the field last year vs OM and their buddy Kiffen? Stay trashy UT.
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Have a legal disclaimer on the bottom of every ticket that says the NCAA/SEC/member school is not responsible for any harm that comes to you inside the "competition areas". Then, SEC, wash your hands of this and let the fans celebrate.

Why wouldn't that work?
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It would and I agree with you
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Because they're soulless bitches.

It's not just liability. They think it's low class and "unseemly" and I guarantee they think it embarrasses them at their fricking exclusive conferences & soirees
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Man, who would have thought to put a legal disclaimer on your ticket. It is almost like there isn’t one already.
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I think the fine is stupid, but at the same time, we saw what that dumbass Texas Tech fan did to the Texas player.
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I can see a new rule for resetting being on the docket next sec meetings. Doubt ut cares about the 250k in overall cost of fines/repairs from it though. I don't know if it wasn't coming thru the TV but didn't hear the announcers "warning not to". I figured it would be done just to cover themselves. Though they obviously expected it since that stadium guy removed the goal post pad the moment the ball crossed the bar.
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As a Bama fan - Go Crazy UT. Ya earned it. Go ham. NCAA is lame as shite punishing fans and the university for letting em enjoy the sport the NCAA "supposedly" doesn't make money from.
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SEC member vote, not the NCAA. So the blame goes to LSU, Tenn, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Vandy, Miss St, Texas 8&4, Bama, Auburn, Fla, S Carolina, Arky, Missouri, & UGA
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it's a safety issue, both for players and for the fans themselves.
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Damn right
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NCAA is woke
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As my reading comprehension tells me, this was a vote by the SEC members and then another vote to raise the fine by SEC members to $250,000. So, the blame is not the NCAA, but the SEC.
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This is bs. Every 4 years a new student body shows up. The fines, in the very least, should reset. Even Judicial judgements have a 10 year life.
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Chump change in Jeaux Bidens Economy. Cant even get milk and eggs for that
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Isn't this about equal to a $5 speeding ticket with no points?
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The last one was 2006...seems they should reset after 5 or 10 years.
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SEC officials are not happy that their holy football team lost to a bunch of hillbilly's.
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What a joke.
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