The SEC handed out $60,000 worth of fines to four programs during the 2013 season. The four programs included Auburn, Missouri, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss were hit the hardest, and each was fined $25,000. MSU was fined for violating the artificial noise policy with cowbells a second time, and Ole Miss was fined for the second straight year for rushing the field after their 27-24 win over LSU on October 19th.
Auburn and Missouri were each fined $5,000 for rushing the field. Auburn’s fine came in the Iron Bowl, and Missouri’s fine came against Texas A&M. Both teams punched their ticket to Atlanta and won the division on the same night on November 30th.
“These were some of the most exciting and intriguing games of the college football season,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in a release. “We understand the exuberance of our fans in the celebration of their schools’ victories, but these incidents pose a significant risk of injury and we must always make the health and safety of our student-athletes and fans the top priority.”