SEC dishes out fines to four programs
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.
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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.
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“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.”