Southeastern Conference coaches will face stiffer penalties from now on for complaining about officiating in the media.
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Commissioner Mike Slive says coaches who violate the conferences' ethics rules against criticizing officials in public will face a fine or suspension instead of receiving public reprimands when they first act up.
The decision by Slive comes after three coaches were reprimanded in the last two weeks, including Tennessee's Lane Kiffin. The Volunteers' coach received his second reprimand earlier this week for complaining about the officiating in a loss to Alabama on Saturday.
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Posted: 10/30/09 8:15PM ET