Sources: Multiple SEC clubs given virus sanctions

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Multiple SEC schools will have revenue from the conference deducted as a result of not following proper COVID-19 protocols, sources told ESPN.

According to a memo sent by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey last week, schools would have their conference revenue distribution cut by $100,000 for each week that they did not follow protocol.

The memo, which was obtained by ESPN, also said that suspensions would be considered for failure to comply.

Underlined and bolded for emphasis, Sankey wrote, “Do not relax – and do not let those around you relax – because of a few weeks of success.”

But this week has been anything but successful for the conference as two of its games – Vanderbilt vs. Missouri and LSU vs. Florida – were cancelled as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne announced on Wednesday that they had tested positive for the virus.

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