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SEC Fines Auburn $250,000 For Storming The Field After Upsetting Alabama

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Auburn got hit with a hefty fine after students and fans rushed the field following their upset of top ranked Alabama.

The school will have to fork over $250,000 as a result of the massive post-game celebration.

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Auburn Tigers fans storm the field in celebration after the victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rushing the field when you’re a ranked team after a win is pretty dumb, but this is even dumber. Rushing the field is part of the game when it comes to sports, and fining Auburn is ridiculous.

Should they have done it? Probably not because it makes it seem like the Auburn fans never expected to win. It’s more about not doing it to send a message. It has nothing to do with safety or money. Foolish on the part of Auburn fans, but much more foolish for the SEC. Just pathetic.

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