ACC fines Florida State, Pitt for postgame comments

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has issued public reprimands of two head football coaches in the conference for violating the ACC Sportsmanship Policy.

Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher violated the policy after Florida State’s game against Clemson on Saturday. Pitt’s head football coach Pat Narduzzi violated the policy after Pitt’s game against Virginia Tech on Thursday.

In addition, the ACC will fine Florida State $20,000 and Pitt $5,000. The money from the fines go to the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.

Fisher and Narduzzi’s postgame comments about the officials violated the ACC Sportmanship Policy that states:

“Public criticism of officials or public comments evaluating the officiating of particular contests is not in the best interest of intercollegiate athletics. Individuals associated with the athletics program are prohibited, therefore, from commenting while acting in an official capacity on officiating other than directly to the Conference office.”

The ACC has closed this case and has no further comment.