Kentucky fined $50,000

Updated: December 1, 2011, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Southeastern Conference says it will fine Kentucky $50,000 after fans rushed the field following the Wildcats' 10-7 victory over Tennessee on Saturday.

The fine is part of the SEC's seven-year policy that limits access to "competition areas." The penalties include $5,000 to first offense and up to $50,000 for third and subsequent offenses.

The SEC says Kentucky has violated the policy four previous times after football games in 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Kentucky beat Tennessee for the first time in 26 years to cap a 5-7 season. Fans rushed onto the field at Commonwealth Stadium and carried off Kentucky wide receiver Matt Roark, who filled in at quarterback and led the Wildcats on both scoring drives.


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