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FAU coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 for this tweet

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Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 and reprimanded by Conference USA for criticizing the officiating in the Owls’ Friday game by positing on Twitter a photo of blind officials, using canes and being led around by seeing eye dogs.

Kiffin tweeted out the photo-shopped image Saturday night and included @ConferenceUSA about 24 hours after FAU lost 36-31 to Marshall at home.

Conference USA on Sunday announced Kiffin had been disciplined.

Commissioner Judy MacLeod said in a statement the conference was obligated to enforce the “rules and standards regarding sportsmanship which have been adopted by our membership.”

Kevin J. Smith covers the world of sports media and entertainment for The Fanatic.

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  1. Steve Ellis

    October 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Why are coaches and AD’s reprimanded when refs are bad !!??

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