SEC reprimands Vols coach Kiffin for ref remarks

BY foxsports • October 26, 2009

Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin has been reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference for criticizing officials who worked the Volunteers' game against Alabama.

Commissioner Mike Slive said on Monday in a statement released by the league that Kiffin violated the Southeastern Conference code of ethics.

Kiffin complained Sunday that officials failed to penalize Alabama's Terrence Cody for unsportsmanlike conduct when the defensive lineman removed and threw his helmet after blocking a field goal on the last play of Alabama's 12-10 victory Saturday.

This is the second time the SEC has reprimanded Kiffin.

Slive said further violations of SEC policies by Kiffin will subject the coach to additional penalties, including suspension.

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