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Bama coach Brad Bohannon fired; betting scandal investigation

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon has been fired. He had been the team’s baseball head cosch since 2018.

Pitching coach Jason Jackson will finish the season as interim head coach.

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“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.”

Bohannon is dismissed following a betting scandal. At this time, he is not connected to the bets.

The bets in question came from Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ballpark is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, who were on the road when the bets were made, according to ESPN.

The usual bets came when the Crimson Tide scored five runs in the ninth inning against the LSU Tigers. The Tigers were the No. 1 team in the country when they played the Crimson Tide, who are unranked.

The NCAA, it’s coaches, and players are not allowed to bet on games.

Las Vegas-based U.S. Integrity, which is an independent monitor of sportsbooks, found “suspicious wagering activity” with the bets that were made in Ohio. The Tigers ultimately won 8-6 over the Crimson Tide.

Alabama was informed of the suspicious activity on Monday.

He last led the Crimson Tide on Sunday, April 30th. The Tigers won 13-11.

Jackson is taking over the program on Thursday night. He will guide the Crimson Tide against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

The Crimson Tide and Commodores will kick off their series tonight with a 7 pm game. The middle game is on Friday night at 7 pm.

The series will conclude on Saturday with a 2 pm game.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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