Kentucky fined $250,000 by SEC
Kentucky will take a hit to the bottom line after the SEC announced on Monday a $250,000 fine for its fans storming the field in Lexington to celebrate the upset win over Florida on Saturday.
The SEC considered it Kentucky’s third offense, and under the rules adopted at the 2015 SEC Spring Meetings, said that the offenses are $50,000 for the first time, $100,000 for the second and $250,000 for the third. The Wildcats were last fine in 2018 after a game against Mississippi State.
It was a historic win for Mark Stoops’ program, which leaned on its defense and special teams to knock off Florida in Lexington for the first time since 1986 and for just the second time in the last 35 meetings.
On “SEC This Morning” on the SEC Network, Stoops shared his excitement about the win.
“That was a special moment for Kentucky football fans,” Stoops said. “Just for us, it’s been a long time. I hope our greatest moments are not here yet and they’re still to come. But for Saturday, in the moment, it was a really fun atmosphere.”