• FAU coach Kiffin fined $5K for tweet criticizing officials

    By: The Associated Press

    Updated:

    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."

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