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Tennessee fined after fans storm the field out of sadness over Alabama


What a time to be on Rocky Top.

As the rest of the college football world watched, Tennessee kicker Chase McGrath Drop a ball over the vertical post in the ending seconds to beat Alabama 52-49 and included a full-capacity Neyland Stadium in the pandemic totals.

Gamblers also bet on Tennesee happy after the sad volunteers.

The celebration then quickly flared up on social media, especially as fans stormed the field knocking down goalposts and triumphantly carrying them over Knoxville before dumping them down a pitch. nearby river.

But the (damage) celebration didn’t come without cost. The SEC announced on Sunday that the convention will fine Tennessee $100,000 for a “second violation of the federation’s competitive area access policy.”

The first violation occurred when Men’s Basketball Volunteer fans stormed into the team’s basketball court after the coach’s win over Billy Donovan Florida team in 2006.

The powers available on Rocky Top probably won’t mind. Tennessee President Randy Boyd isn’t worried about any potential costs this time Saturday night:

Boyd celebrated with a winning cigar alongside a number of other celebrities of Tennessee football, including head coach Josh Heupel, legendary former quarterback Peyton Manning and the current recipient Jalin Hyattwho carved his name into Volunteer lore with an 11-touch, 307-yard, 6-touch match the night before Alabama.

Still, the other Tennessee puppets may sweat more for Saturday’s damage than Boyd. The Tennessee Department of Athletics has begun a fundraising campaign ostensibly to replace the goalposts currently located somewhere at the bottom of the Tennessee River:

As the tweet alludes to, no one around Tennessee is going to change a thing about the way Saturday night plays out. That includes midfielders Hendon Hookerwho cemented her place as the Heisman Trophy front-runner on Saturday night and shared a tender moment with her mother afterward.


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