The SEC is admitting that its officers tousled throughout a key play in Auburn’s win over Ole Miss. And the convention is fining Lane Kiffin for criticizing them.
The convention mentioned Monday that Kiffin had been fined $25,000 for his retweet Saturday afternoon after Auburn’s 25-28 win. It additionally mentioned that officers ought to have reviewed a kickoff that appeared to the touch Auburn RB Shaun Shivers’ finger with 5:43 to go.
“Within the soccer officiating replay course of each play is reviewed however, when applicable, the sport is stopped for additional evaluate,” the SEC mentioned in an announcement.
“As a result of the play was not appropriately stopped for additional evaluate, the mandatory slow-motion view of the play was not seen by the replay official to find out if the ruling on the sector ought to have been reversed.”
“The SEC Workplace carried out a evaluate of the play and appropriately communicated its findings above to Ole Miss head soccer coach Lane Kiffin and different athletics division personnel per convention protocol. Nonetheless, Mr. Kiffin’s use of social media Saturday following the sport to publicly criticize officiating is in violation of Convention Bylaws and Commissioner’s Laws that govern Sportsmanship and communication with the Convention Workplace on officiating points.”
Kickoff was dominated a touchback
Ole Miss was main 28-27 when it kicked off to Auburn with fewer than six minutes to go. The bouncing kickoff bounced previous Shivers and into the tip zone the place it was recovered by Ole Miss gamers who have been pondering that Shivers had touched the ball and thought they’d scored a TD.
Officers on the sector dominated that Shivers didn’t contact the ball and the kickoff resulted in a touchback as an alternative of a landing. The play was not reviewed earlier than Auburn’s offense took the sector and ran a play.
Ole Miss was upset on the lack of a evaluate and Kiffin retweeted a criticism of the officiating after the sport. Auburn scored with over a minute to go to win the sport.
Kiffin mentioned throughout his media availability on Monday that he had spoken to SEC officers and wished that he may reveal what the convention had informed him.
Lane Kiffin calls out SEC coverage, credit score the Ole Miss coach for sticking up for his staff.
“I actually want for our gamers, for our followers, that they might hear what I used to be simply informed. I believe they need to.” pic.twitter.com/KM3I3lkoYq
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) October 26, 2020
Kiffin joked after that clip was posted Monday afternoon that he was merely attempting to spare himself a tremendous. However that tremendous was already within the works.
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Nick Bromberg is a author for Yahoo Sports activities.
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