Alabama Fires Brad Bohannon Amid Gambling Investigation
Alabama has fired head baseball coach Brad Bohannon this morning. The decision to part ways with Bohannon comes just days after several different state’s legal sports books halted betting on Crimson Tide baseball games due to “suspicious activity” based on two bets on last Friday’s matchup against LSU, one of them straight up and one in a parlay, both having LSU to win.
Wild rumors are being thrown around, none of which have been proven to be true and it is pertinent to let more information come out. But UA Athletics Director Greg Byrne’s office came out with this statement following the announcement:
“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,” the university said in a statement Thursday morning. “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.”
The “among other things” in the statement could be referring to the fact that just weeks ago, Bohannon as well as a team trainer were sued by a former player for what is referred to as mistreatment of an injury. That, coupled with the fact that the team has underperformed led to Byrne making the decision to part ways with Bohannon.