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Dan Mullen fined $25K following fight in the Florida-Mizzou game

Dan Mullen will have to write a big check to the Southeastern Conference for his role in the fisticuffs prior to halftime in Florida’s home game against Missouri this past Saturday. If you didn’t see it, watch the mayhem as the two teams headed to the locker room in a 20-7 game in Gainesville. It all got started following a late hit on Florida quarterback Kyle Trask’s Hail Mary attempt.

Three players were ejected immediately—two from Florida, one from Missouri– and another three, all from Mizzou, earned half-game suspensions once the SEC reviewed the film.

Mullen is the only coach to be reprimanded.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued the following statement from the league office:

“There is no place in college football for the kind of incident that took place at halftime of the Missouri at Florida game Saturday night. Everyone involved is responsible for meeting sportsmanship standards throughout each game. Running on the field to confront a game official, the gathering of teams in an on-field confrontation and student-athletes throwing punches are all disappointing at any time, but even more so as we work to support healthy competition during a pandemic.”

Dan Mullen is really hard to like, although his $25K will go into a fund supporting the conference’s post-graduate scholarship program. That’s nice.

Kentucky will see Mullen and his Fightin’ Gators on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Dan Mullen fined $25K following fight in the Florida-Mizzou game



  1. 2Dogs
    1:44 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    $6,100,000 – $25,000. Buckwheat says he’ll be otay.



  2. Bluehender
    1:48 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    They’ll have a booster pay it for him



  3. cats646
    2:00 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Why? He didn’t do anything wrong.



    • dcforuk
      8:31 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

      Good question. What did he do? I bet it is solely because he came back out of the tunnel. He actually tried to help resolve it with an official it looked like.



  4. ukflyguy
    2:16 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    This fine is peanuts for Mullen. The only penalty with teeth is a suspension. If it is serious enough to penalize make it a real penalty, not a joke.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      2:42 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, they probably only levied the fine because they had to for PR’s sake.



  5. UKinIN
    2:30 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Is it just me or do we seen an inordinate amount of Dan Mullen stories on KSR?



  6. peaches76
    3:29 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Mullen is a weiner.



  7. RealCatsFan
    3:29 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Are these coaches a-holes before they come to Florida, or is there something about that place that changes them into one?



    • Bluehender
      4:26 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

      Question of the day…good one



  8. WKY Cat
    6:05 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Love his fire. Old school coach approach. The hell with the players coach mentality.



    • Bluehender
      8:45 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

      Bob Knight mentality suit you better?



  9. ukkatzfan
    9:29 pm November 2, 2020 Permalink

    Shouldn’t that fight be punished worst in these Covid days ? I think $250,000 would have shown SEC was serious. Can I get a higher bid ?