For the third time in seven years, Auburn University was fined after its football fans stormed Jordan-Hare Stadium when the Tigers upset in-state rival Alabama 48-45 Saturday night.
The school also was fined after the Tigers beat Alabama in 2013 and 2017 at Jordan-Hare, the website reported. Auburn basketball fans also stormed the court at Auburn Arena after the Tigers upset Kentucky in 2016.
The SEC policy was adopted in 2004 "for the safety of participants and spectators alike," according to ESPN. The league said it was the responsibility of each member school to maintain order.
The league fines a school $50,000 for a first offense and $100,000 the second time the infraction occurs, AL.com reported. Third and subsequent violations cost $250,000; it's the second time Auburn has been hit with the $250,000 fine.
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