The Auburn athletic department will probably be more than okay with paying this fine considering the circumstances… but it’s still a lot of money.
The SEC announced on Saturday night that they had fined Auburn $250,000 dollars for fans storming the field after their win over No. 1 Alabama. This is a part of the SEC’s policy that has escalating fines for each offense, and this is Auburn’s third offense under that policy.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released this statement with the fine:
“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.”
The No. 6 Tigers defeated Alabama by a 26-14 score in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. With the win, Auburn improves to 10-2 and will advance to the SEC Championship Game against Georgia. Auburn already beat Georgia earlier this season, winning 40-17 over the the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs.