COLLEGE STATION, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Southeastern Conference is fining No. 22 Texas A&M University $50,000 after Aggie fans surged onto the field after A&M’s 74-72 win in the seventh overtime period over No. 12 LSU on Saturday.
In a statement Monday, the SEC said the field invasion violates the conference’s competition area policy.
The $50,000 fine is for a first violation.
A second offense would bring a fine of up to $100,000, while a third and subsequent violations would bring fines of up to $250,000.
A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement Monday, “We have continued to look into an unfortunate postgame incident following a hard-fought, emotional game against LSU at Kyle Field Saturday… I want to assure everyone that the matter has been addressed internally with my staff members and we will continue to demand that our program conduct itself in a manner that meets the values and expectations of this great university.”
The conference said it also “remains in contact” with A&M and LSU officials regarding reports of a postgame altercation between A&M and LSU staff members.
That is according to a report by The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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