Following the Ole Miss Rebels 41-24 win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the Egg Bowl this past weekend, the fans came onto the field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to celebrate victory.
Unfortunately for the Rebels, the Southeastern Conference has decided to fine the school as a result of the postgame celebration.
The SEC informed Ole Miss that they will will be fined $5,000 for a violation of the league’s access to competition area policy. The policy reads:
“Access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. 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.”
It is the first time Ole Miss has violated the policy.
A second offense would result in a $25,000 fine, while any further infractions would cost the university a $50,000 price tag. The rule first went into place back in December of 2004.