Report: SEC set to hammer multiple programs for not following protocol
The same week that Vanderbilt-Missouri and LSU-Florida games were postponed as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks at Vanderbilt and Florida, a report has surfaced that the SEC is set to impose fines following a memo sent last week as a warning.
Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne also announced on Wednesday that they had tested positive for the virus.
But a report from ESPN’s Alex Scarborough states that multiple schools in the SEC will have revenue deducted because they did not follow certain protocols. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey sent out a memo last week that said schools would have their conference revenue distribution cut by $100,000 for each week that they did not follow protocol. The amount will increase by $100,000 for each subsequent week of noncompliance.
The memo, which was obtained by ESPN, also said that suspensions would be considered for failure to comply.
Underlined and bolded for emphasis, Sankey wrote, “Do not relax – and do not let those around you relax – because of a few weeks of success.”