Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon was fired Thursday after it was discovered he was in touch with somebody who positioned suspicious bets on Alabama’s sport in opposition to LSU. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The College of Alabama has fired baseball coach Brad Bohannon amid an investigation into suspicious betting exercise on one of many staff’s latest video games. On Thursday, ESPN’s David Purdum reported that the one who positioned the bets may very well be seen on surveillance video speaking with Bohannon.
Alabama’s greatest beginning pitcher was scratched earlier than the sport
No wrongdoing has been confirmed but, however U.S. Integrity, which screens the sports activities betting market, seen two uncommon bets positioned by the identical buyer at Nice American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Friday, April 28. The particular person positioned each wagers on LSU to beat Alabama in that night time’s sport. Because it turned out, Alabama’s greatest beginning pitcher was scratched earlier than the sport due to again points, changed by a pitcher who hadn’t began a sport in a month and a half.
LSU, the top-ranked staff in Division I and the favourite within the sport regardless, received 8-6.
U.S. Integrity notified the Ohio On line casino Management Fee, which, in flip ordered all betting on Alabama baseball be halted. Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New Jersey have since adopted go well with.
Louisiana Gaming Management Board government director Ronnie Johns instructed NOLA.com that one of many bets was “massive.” Purdum famous that betting exercise on faculty baseball video games is usually very low and FanDuel, in reality, instructed him that it took zero bets on the Alabama-LSU sport. Thus, massive bets stand out.
The College of Alabama stated that Bohannon was fired for “amongst different issues, violating the requirements, duties, and duties anticipated of College staff.”