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FAU Football Coach Lane Kiffin Fined for Tweet Criticizing Officials

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    FAU Football Coach Lane Kiffin Fined for Tweet Criticizing Officials
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    BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 18: Head coach Lane Kiffin of the Florida Atlantic Owls disputes a call on the sidelines during the first half against the Marshall Thundering Herd at FAU Stadium on October 18, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

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

    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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