BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– The Southeastern Convention has fined Tennessee $100,000 for a wild area storm celebration after a win over Alabama.
In the meantime, the college has reached out to followers to assist pay for brand new goalposts.
The league on Sunday introduced the effective for the college’s second violation of the competitors space entry coverage. The primary got here after a basketball recreation towards Florida in 2006.
The third-place Volunteers defeated No. 6 Alabama 52-49 with a area aim within the remaining recreation Saturday at Neyland Stadium. It ended a 15-game shedding streak towards the Tide.
Followers stormed the sphere, ripped up one of many goalposts and threw it into the Tennessee River.
Tennessee turned to crowdsourcing to pay for alternative goalposts. As of Sunday afternoon, greater than $18,000 had been raised.
Sporting director Danny White tweeted: “We had enjoyable, didn’t we?” and requested followers to “assist us”.
The SEC coverage states that “entry to the competitors areas is restricted to collaborating student-athletes, coaches, officers, help employees and duly accredited individuals always. For the security of opponents and spectators, at no time earlier than, throughout or after a contest are spectators allowed to enter the competitors space. It’s the duty of every member establishment to implement procedures to make sure compliance with this coverage.”
A 3rd offense and past would price Tennessee $250,000.
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