Additional information is coming out after the University of Alabama fired head baseball coach Brad Bohannon amid "suspicious wagering activity" involving the Crimson Tide baseball team.
Bohannon was fired "for, among other things, violating the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees," according to athletics director Greg Byrne.
The firing came in the wake of New Jersey and Ohio issuing emergency orders to ban gamblers from placing wagers on games involving Alabama baseball. Indiana gaming regulators were also alerted to suspicious bets on the Alabama-LSU game placed in the Hoosier State and halted betting on Alabama baseball.
Per ESPN's David Purdum, sportsbook surveillance video indicated that the person who placed two suspicious bets in Cincinnati, Ohio, involving Alabama was communicating with Bohannon at the time.
Bohannon made a pitching change, electing to start a relief pitcher instead of the scheduled pitcher, "an hour before" the Tide's game against No. 1 LSU on Friday, April 28. Alabama lost that game 8-6.
Both bets were for LSU to win.
It is believed that there's "no reason to believe any student-athletes are involved," per ESPN's Pete Thamel.
In Alabama's first game without Bohannon at the helm, the Tide took down No. 5 Vanderbilt 11-2.
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