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Lane Kiffin fined $5,000 by Conference USA for tweet criticizing referees

This comes after controversial calls during FAU’s loss to Marshall Friday night, 36-31.

Head coach Lane Kiffin and the Owls come off of their third loss of the season against Marshall. Photo by: Alex Liscio

Head coach Lane Kiffin was fined $5,000 by Conference USA for “violating the league’s sportsmanship policy,” according to a C-USA statement, after tweeting a picture criticizing the referees Sunday night.

The image showed referees wearing glasses made for visual impairments supported by seeing-eye dogs on the field, implying they were blind. Kiffin tagged the official C-USA Twitter page.