LSU fined $250,000 for celebration after Ole Miss win

Published 9:27 pm Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Southeastern Conference has imposed another six-figure fine for fans storming the field, this time hitting LSU with a $250,000 penalty.

The league announced the fine Sunday after LSU fans stormed the field to celebrate a win over No. 15 Mississippi. The Rebels were ranked seventh at the time.

The 45-20 win vaulted LSU back into the rankings at No. 18, but it proved costly to LSU.

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It’s LSU’s third violation of the league’s access to competition area policy. LSU was last fined for a violation following its football game against Georgia in 2018.

Tennessee was fined $100,000 for the postgame celebration of a win over No. 6 Alabama a week earlier. Fans heaved the uprooted goalposts into the Tennessee River.

The fine money is deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.

Fines start out at $50,000 for a first offense, $100,000 for a second offense and $250,000 for each one after that.