The Southeastern Conference has fined Kentucky $100,000 after some fans rushed the field following the Wildcats’ 28-7 victory over Mississippi State.
#Kentucky has been fined $100,000 by the SEC for fans storming the field after the win over Mississippi State.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 25, 2018
This is the university’s second offense under the conference’s policy. Kentucky was previously fined after a 2014 football victory against South Carolina.
Fans are now rushing the field. After Kentucky’s start this season, they deserve it. pic.twitter.com/8QKCHV6qXj
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 23, 2018
“The Conference has unanimously approved a policy requiring fines be applied when spectators enter the playing field after a game,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Fans are expected to remain in the stands and avoid the safety concerns associated with rushing on to the playing field. We want exciting experiences around SEC games, but also seek to maintain a safe environment for student-athletes, coaches, spectators and officials.”
If Kentucky has a third incident, the university will be fined up to $250,000.
— Herald-Leader Sports (@KentuckySports) September 23, 2018
Fines are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.