MEAC reprimands, fines Bethune-Cookman’s Jenkins

Updated: November 6, 2013

Norfolk, VA ( – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference said
Wednesday it sent a letter of reprimand and fined Bethune-Cookman football
coach Brian Jenkins for his public comments about the officials of his team’s
game against North Carolina Central last Saturday

Bethune-Cookman won the conference game, 38-14, despite receiving 25 penalties
(a record for an FCS game) for 232 yards.

Jenkins violated the MEAC’s bylaw on criticizing officials. It states that
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.

“It is unfortunate that Coach Jenkins decided to violate the conference’s
policy on criticizing officials,” MEAC commissioner Dennis Thomas said. “I
that in the future that he will be in compliance with the policy.”