LSU fined $250K after students storm field following win against Alabama

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The Louisiana State University mascot Mike the Tiger entertains fans outside Tiger Stadium before a college football game against New Mexico State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU fined $250K after students storm field following win against Alabama

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Louisiana State University is facing a fine of $250,000 for the second time this football season.

Fans stormed the field Saturday night following the No. 10 Tigers’ 32-21 overtime win against the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide. LSU fans similarly stormed the field in the team’s win against Ole Miss, then ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press poll, on Oct. 22, which also resulted in a $250,000 fine.

They had all violated the Southeastern Conference’s access to competition area policy, which explains that “for the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during, or after a contest, shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”

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SEC-imposed fines start at $50,000 for a first offense, then go to $100,000, and then $250,000 for every subsequent offense. The proceeds will go to the conference’s postgraduate scholarship fund.

The first time LSU violated this policy was in 2018 after its team won against the Georgia Bulldogs, which was ranked No. 2 at the time.

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