In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Southeastern Conference  Commissioner Mike Slive speaks during SEC media days in Hoover, Ala. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league’s revenue was $309.6 million last year. The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue. Slive announced the record payout Friday, May 29, 2015, the final day of the league’s spring meetings. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive unexpectedly stepped down Friday, just minutes after announcing record revenue and a groundbreaking rule.

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