Alabama baseball coach ousted after Ohio integrity concerns

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Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon has been fired just days after the Ohio Casino Control Commission banned bets on the team following a US Integrity probe that found suspicious bets on its fixture vs LSU.

Per, the university cited that Bohannon had violated standards and responsibilities expected of university employees.

A statement read: “Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced he has initiated the termination process for head baseball coach Brad Bohannon for, among other things, violating the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees.

“Bohannon has been relieved of all duties and Jason Jackson will serve as the interim head coach. There will be no further comment at this time pending an ongoing review.”

OCCC has banned bets on the Alabama college baseball team after US Integrity detected suspicious betting activity on the team’s fixture vs LSU. 

As reported by ESPN, two suspicious bets were placed at the BetMGM sportsbook at Great America Ball Park, Cincinnati, which were deemed severe enough for the regulator to intervene and prohibit all bets on the team. 

The game in question saw LSU defeat Alabama 8-6 last Friday after LSU raced into an 8-1 lead.

The regulator would not be drawn into conversations on the specifics of the bets placed but US Integrity’s findings reportedly detected a suspicious parlay bet as well as a large moneyline bet. 

A spokesperson for BetMGM told ESPN following the revelations: “We work closely with our suspicious activity monitoring provider, US Integrity, regulatory bodies, and law enforcement when necessary. 

“We’re actively working with the OCCC on this incident and won’t be providing additional commentary at this time.”

Meanwhile, Alabama acknowledged the reports but would not be drawn to make specific comments on them. “Alabama Athletics became aware of this situation Monday evening and is actively seeking information about the report,” Deputy Athletic Director Jessica Paré said in a statement.

There is no indication that any other regulators will make similar moves to ban Alabama baseball betting, however, following the OCCC’s ruling, FanDuel has gone one step further and removed Alabama baseball games from its offering in all its live states in a precautionary effort.