The SEC fined the University of Tennessee $100,000 after students and fans stormed the field of Neyland Stadium after the school’s 52-49 victory over Alabama on Saturday.
Tennessee pulled off one of the great wins in the history of their football program, and their fans couldn’t help but storm the field after the exhilarating victory. The Volunteers’ win gave the previously number three ranked Alabama Crimson Tide their first loss of the season, and it has made them the undisputed kings of college football.
𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 | Tennessee incurs fine for violation of @SEC access to competition area policy
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) October 16, 2022
After Chase McGrath kicked the game winning 40-yard-field-goal to win the game, fans tore down the goalposts, paraded them around the Tennessee campus and dumped them into the Tennessee river. The SEC handed down the $100K fine to the university, but in no way did it anger UT President Randy Boyd the slightest. (RELATED: Sports Betters Must Have Freaked Out At NY Giant Saquon Barkley’s Last-Second Decision)
Boyd was captured on video smoking a cigar following the Vol’s victory, joking that the cost of the posts didn’t matter and that “we’d do this every year.”
UT President Randy Boyd regarding the goal posts pic.twitter.com/k8JfsYHnfz
— Hanes Torbett (@Tarheelbb) October 16, 2022
Beating Nick Saban warrants for a huge celebration every single time. That $100,000 fine is worth every single penny.