UT Fined $250,000 For Trash Throwing Saturday Night
The Southeastern Conference came down hard on the University of Tennessee Monday afternoon after fans rained down debris and trash from the stands during the 4th quarter of the Vols game against Ole Miss Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. The university has been fined $250,000 which will come from the university’s share of SEC revenue distribution.
UT is required to use all available resources, including security, stadium and television video, to identify individuals who threw objects on to the playing field or at the opposing team. All individuals identified as having been involved shall be prohibited from attending Tennessee Athletics events for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic and athletic year. UT will also Review and update its Athletics Department game management procedures and alcohol availability policies to prevent a recurrence of Saturday night’s disruption…and finally before the next home game, provide a report to the SEC Office summarizing its efforts to identify and penalize offenders and its plan to enact policies to prevent future similar incidents while ensuring compliance with Conference standards.