SEC commissioner Greg Sankey gives stern warning in latest memo to conference
At both the NFL and college levels, commissioners are coming down hard on teams and coaches that don’t take the mask requirements seriously.
In the SEC, commissioner Greg Sankey is very serious about the mask requirements. For the second week in a row, he’s sent a stern memo to the league. This week, he cited the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the White House as evidence the SEC has to continue to take things seriously.
Per ESPN’s Alex Scarborough, Sankey threatened fines and possible suspensions for those who fail to comply with the mask requirements:
The memo states that programs whose coaches, staff or other personnel fail to adhere to the approved task force requirements will be assessed a $100,000 reduction in conference revenue. The amount will increase by $100,000 for each subsequent week of noncompliance.
“The imposition of any reduction in Conference revenue for failure to substantially comply with or repeated disregard of the SEC masking requirement will be determined at the Commissioner’s discretion,” the memo states. “In addition, individuals who fail to comply with or disregard the masking requirement could be subject to penalties, including but not limited to, suspension for a specified period.”
Will we see any fines handed down after this weekend’s games? We’ll see what happens with coaches and their masks.