Alabama Crimson Tide baseball coach Brad Bohannon will be banned from Ohio sportsbooks due to an alleged inside information scheme involving an Alabama baseball game earlier this year, the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced on Wednesday.
According to a report from ESPN, the incident in question occurred when an Indiana businessman received inside information to place a bet on a college baseball game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers on April 28 with the BetMGM sportsbook at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
“Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) executive director Matt Schuler said during a public meeting that Indiana businessman Bert Neff Jr. solicited and received non-public information from Bohannon on April 28 ‘for the purpose of placing a sports wager’ and shared the information with one or more individuals,” ESPN reported on Monday.
According to ESPN sources, Neff made a parlay that included a pick for LSU to beat Alabama and then tried to place a large straight bet of more than $100,000 on the game, raising suspicion from the sportsbook.
Ultimately, Alabama lost to LSU by a score of 8-6 after Alabama scratched its scheduled starting pitcher before the start of the game.
Bohannon was fired from Alabama earlier this year for “among other things, violating the standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of university employees.” And now, he’ll be banned from ever placing a bet in the state of Ohio.