Originally created 10/17/01

51 arrested during postgame celebration at Auburn



AUBURN, Ala. -- Police made 51 arrests during the celebration that followed Auburn's victory over then-No. 1 Florida last Saturday.

A university spokesman said Monday that all 51 cases were going to court, but no dates were immediately set. Most of the arrests were for criminal trespassing while others were arrested for resisting arrest, public intoxication or disorderly conduct.

One person was arrested for assault.

Several thousand fans rushed the field after the 23-20 win and some helped tear down a goal post.

Late in the game, the public address announcer asked fans several times not to go on the field and warned that they would be arrested.