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Big 12 reprimands, fines Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard

The Big 12 reprimanded and fined Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard $25,000 -- the largest fine ever doled out by the league -- for ripping officials after the Cyclones' loss Saturday at Oklahoma State.

"Mr. Pollard's public statements called into question the integrity and competence of game officials and the conference's officiating program," Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. "To insinuate that games are called unfairly to negatively impact a program is irresponsible and completely baseless.

"... We take pride in our officiating programs and will continue to strive for the highest possible standards and the fairest competition."

The Big 12 added that further remarks from Pollard would result in more serious penalties moving forward. Pollard issued a statement Monday apologizing for violating the Big 12 sportsmanship guidelines.

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