SEC Fines Texas A&M For Storming Field after Upset Victory
Texas A&M fans did just what all fans do when they take down the mighty Alabama on Saturday night.
The "12th Man" stormed the field.
Though fans and the university may not regret what happened following the Aggies' historic win over first-ranked Alabama, the SEC made sure to hand down a fine anyway.
In typical fashion when a fan base takes it upon themselves to storm the field, the conference delivered a $100,000 fine to Texas A&M University, citing a violation of the "access to competition area" policies set forth by the SEC. Money incurred from any fine regarding a violation of these guidelines, per the conference, is donated directly into the SEC's Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.
This is the second offense for the university, having previously been given a $50,000 fine after an incident following the Aggies' historic seven-overtime win over LSU in 2018.
Although fans will likely continue to take the field following wins like Saturday night's, the SEC clearly has no problem continuing to hand down fines as well, with the conference also delivering punishment to Kentucky and Arkansas in the past few weeks for the same violations.
Alabama continues their 2021 season this week against Mississippi State, looking to bounce back from a stunning loss. Hopefully the Tide won't give Bulldog fans any reason to storm the field.