In a Thursday email from the University of Alabama, athletics director Greg Byrne announced the firing of head baseball coach Brad Bohannon.
The firing comes in the wake of New Jersey and Ohio issuing emergency orders to ban gamblers from placing wagers on games involving Crimson Tide baseball.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said on Wednesday that the conference was aware of the situation and monitoring available information.
According to Byrne, Bohannon was fired "for, among other things, violating the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees."
"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. "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 Louisiana Gaming Control Board told NOLA.com earlier this week that two bets made in Cincinnati, Ohio, initiated a suspicious activity alert on Friday night. The bets were reportedly made at Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
"One was on a parlay which involved the LSU-Alabama game, and then there was another straight-up (money line) bet," said Ronnie Johns, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. "I was told it was a large bet that involved LSU-Alabama."
Alabama plays host to Vanderbilt on Thursday to open a three-game series in Tuscaloosa.
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