Kentucky Football fined $250,000 by SEC after fans storm the field to celebrate Florida win

Kentucky waited 35 years to beat Florida at home and it will pay mightily for the celebration after Saturday night’s win at Kroger Field.

The SEC announced Monday that Kentucky has been fined $250,000 for a third violation of the league’s competition territory policy, which occurred when Wildcats fans stormed the field after a 20-13 upset of the No. 10 Gators on the field. Saturday night.

the no. 16 Wildcats are 5-0 for the first time since 2018 and the fourth in the past 70 seasons. Kentucky hosts LSU Saturday night.

Kentucky was fined $100,000 for a second rule violation after a 28-7 upset of No. 14 Mississippi State on September 22, 2018.

The SEC policy, adopted in 2004, states that “access to competition areas shall be restricted at all times to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and persons with appropriate qualifications. For the safety of both participants and Spectators, at no time before, during or after a match, are spectators allowed to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each affiliated institution to put in place procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”

Fines collected from affiliated schools for such violations are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.

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