World News – US – Report: Three SEC Teams Fined For Violating COVID-19 Policy


A few SEC teams have already been sanctioned for not adhering to the conference’s COVID-19 protocols As the league begins to crack down on violations, three programs have been fined hefty

Stadium’s Brett McMurphy says Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M were each fined $ 100,000 for failing to follow SEC COVID-19 guidelines This money will come from each university’s share of the league’s revenue distribution

With the SEC addressing COVID issues this week, Commissioner Greg Sankey has made it clear that the league office will impose heavy penalties for violations Sankey revealed schools could face fines totaling up to $ 1 million for failing to follow proper COVID-19 protocols, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich

One violation will result in a fine of 100,000 USD, the next will result in a fine of 200,000 USD, another fine of 300,000 USD and a fourth violation will result in a fine of 400,000 USD According to ESPN, several schools have already lost money for violating the league’s mask-wearing policy Based on this structure, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Texas A&M were sanctioned for a first violation These schools are now in line for even bigger fines for further protocol violations

Sankey has put the onus on football’s head coaches when it comes to enforcing measures like mask-wearing policies and social distancing.They are expected to lead on and off the pitch when ‘it’s about ensuring that health and safety are a priority

« My premise is that our football head coaches are leaders, the most visible people in their programs, » said Sankey. « They set the tone They have that responsibility in this environment »

Assessing whether coaches and staff respect mask wear and social distancing is pretty straightforward for Sankey and the league office SEC employees watch footage of the game on Saturday to see how well coaches and teams are following the rules set out by the conference

“When the coach is in front of the camera, is the mask on? Yes or no? Fairly standard lens,” Sankey said “Is there social distancing which to some extent can alleviate the fact of not wearing a mask, but the expectation of wearing a mask is clear

« In cases where most of the time the head coach is not wearing a mask, this is where the responsibility will be applied »

This week, the SEC saw several games affected by COVID-19 Missouri vs Vanderbilt and LSU vs Florida had to be postponed due to virus outbreaks Additionally, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, tested positive for the virus earlier in the week, but there is a chance he could train against Georgia on Saturday night

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World News – US – Report: Three SEC Teams Fined For Violating COVID-19 Policy


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