For those wondering what would happen to Florida’s Urban Meyer, here is your answer from the SEC:
BIRMINGHAM â€“ University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer has been fined $30,000 by the Southeastern Conference for his public comments concerning officiating, Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday.
The fine is the first since the conferenceâ€™s Athletic Directors, with the full support of the leagueâ€™s Presidents and Chancellors, voted to have all violations of SEC Bylaw 10.5.4 enforced by suspensions and fines.
â€œCoach Meyer has violated the Southeastern Conference Code of Ethics,â€ Slive said. â€œSEC Bylaw 10.5.4 clearly states that the coaches, players and support personnel shall refrain from public criticism of officials. The leagueâ€™s Athletics Directors and Presidents and Chancellors have made it clear that negative public comments on officiating are not acceptable.â€