BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (SEC version) – The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the University of Arkansas will be fined for a violation of the league’s access to the competition area policy after fans raced to the field after the Texas game on 11 of September.
The SEC says the fine is $ 100,000 for a second offense depending on the league’s access to competition policy.
Arkansas was last fined for an offense after its football game against LSU in 2014. Fines are deposited in the SEC’s graduate scholarship fund.
The policy states that “access to the competition areas will be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officers, support staff and duly accredited persons at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators, at no time before, during or after a competition, spectators will be allowed to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy. “
Financial penalties were increased during the spring meetings of the 2015 SEC. Sanctions range from $ 50,000 for the first offense to fines of up to $ 100,000 for a second offense and up to $ 250,000 for the third offense and the later ones.
The policy was originally adopted in 2004. The University of Arkansas declined to comment on the fine.