SEC Fines Kentucky $50,000 for Victory Celebration

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Southeastern Conference fined Kentucky $50,000 Monday for failing to prevent fans from rushing the field after the Wildcats' triple-overtime victory over top-ranked LSU.

It was the third violation dating back to last year for Kentucky, which was fined $5,000 for the celebration after a win last year against Georgia and $25,000 earlier this year after a victory over Louisville.

Under the SEC policy, "access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times." Universities are held responsible if spectators rush into the competition area.

Kentucky defeated LSU 43-37 Saturday -- its first victory over a top-ranked team since 1964.

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