SEC fines LSU $100,000 for rushing field after Georgia win
As expected, LSU received a six-figure fine from the SEC on Monday following a field-storming celebration after the upset of No. 2 Georgia on Saturday.
LSU will incur a $100,000 fine for its second offense under the SEC’s policy that prohibits fans from accessing the competition area. LSU was last fined for a violation following its football game against Ole Miss in 2014.
Fines levied against schools for violation of the access to competition area policy are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.
SEC schools unanimously approved the policy which requires fines to be applied when spectators enter the playing field after a game.
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.
Spectators cannot enter the field before, during or after a contest. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to comply with this policy.
Financial penalties, which were increased at the 2015 SEC Spring Meetings, are imposed for violations in all SEC sports. 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 in 2004.