NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 23, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced a fine levied against North Carolina A&T State head football coach Sam Washington for public comments critical of officials following the Aggies’ 34-31 overtime loss to Florida A&M on Sunday.
Washington told reporters on Monday that officials picked up a flag against Florida A&M out of fear in a game that featured several scuffles on a Sunday afternoon.
Per conference policy (Chapter 3.5.9 in the Constitution & By-Laws), members of the coaching staffs, student-athletes or other representatives of participating institutions shall not make public statements critical of officiating in any MEAC contests or events.
First-time offenders are fined $500. A second offense comes with a $1,000 fine, and a third offense results in a $2,000 fine for the institution.
A&T will host Howard on Saturday for homecoming.