New details have emerged in the gaming controversy involving the former university of alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon.
Bohannon was fired in May after allegedly being linked to «shady» betting that led several states to suspend betting on a college baseball game.
Sources told Sports Illustrated in a report released Monday that an Indiana youth league coach was captured on surveillance video texting Bohannon using an encrypted messaging app while trying to place a $100,000 bet on a sports book in Ohio.
The bet had top ranked LSU defeating the Crimson Tide.
FORMER ALABAMA BASEBALL COACH BRAD BOHANNON LINKED TO SUSPICIOUS GAMES BY VIDEO SURVEILLANCE: REPORT
According to the report, the large bet made by Bert Eugene Neff Jr. raised suspicions, and subsequent investigations revealed that Bohannon had allegedly tipped off Neff about a last-minute pitching change.
At the time, Bohannon noted after the 8-6 loss that sophomore pitcher Hagan Banks found out just an hour before the game that he would be starting in place of starter Luke Holman, who was suffering from a stiff back.
«[Video cameras] can see the [text] back-and-forth conversation,» a source familiar with the incident told Sports Illustrated. «I couldn’t have been more reckless.»
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The outlet noted that Bohannon was allegedly aware of bets and other suspicious bets made earlier that day by Neff’s «gaming associates.»
After an investigation was launched, Alabama released a statement announcing the dismissal of Bahannon, alleging that he had violated «the standards, duties and responsibilities expected of university employees».
«Alabama’s director of athletics, Greg Byrne, announced that he is in the process of firing baseball head coach Brad Bohannon for, among other things, violating the standards, duties and responsibilities expected of university employees.» says the statement.
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Despite the coaching staff shakeup, Alabama finished its season 43-21, losing 22-5 to Wake Forest in the NCAA super regionals last month.