One day after ESPN's Alex Scarborough reported that multiple SEC institutions are set to receive conference revenue reductions for failures to comply with sideline protocols for completing the football season amid the coronavirus pandemic, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey explained that schools could face cumulative penalties of $1 million for health and safety violations.
Sankey didn't divulge which schools have been fined or the money value of those penalties. Both Scarborough and Heather Dinich reported that fines start at $100,000 and then increase by $100k for each offense.
"My premise is, our head football coaches are leaders, the most visible people in their programs," Sankey said about members of coaching staffs not properly wearing face coverings while on sidelines. "They set the tone. They have that responsibility in this environment."