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Texas A&M fined $100,000 for fans storming field following upset of No 1. Alabama

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Posted at 7:48 PM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 07:48:45-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M was fined $100,000 after fans stormed the field following Saturday’s upset of No. 1 Alabama.

The unranked Aggies won 41-38 on a field goal as time expired.

Fans then rushed the field to celebrate, violating the Southeastern Conference’s “access to competition area policy.”

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According to the policy, "access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times.”

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The SEC said the policy is for the safety of both players and fans.

The money will be deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.

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Texas A&M was fined $50,000 in 2018 after fans rushed the field following its 74-72 seven-overtime victory over LSU.

If it happens a third time, the SEC could fine Texas A&M up to $250,000.