According to a statement from Alabama’s Athletics Director, Greg Byrne, Brad Bohannon was dismissed from Alabama’s baseball program on May 4 for „violating standards, duties, and responsibilities expected of University employees.“ While it’s not publicly known to what extent Bohannon was involved in the sports betting that led to his pink slip, and may never be, his swift downfall is crucial for both sides. Perhaps Bohannon thought he could get away with it or that it wasn’t a punishable offense (the most idiotic possible option), or he was looking for a quick way out of coaching forever. Bohannon’s lack of moral compass or external reference point to believe that this was a bad idea shows that he is not capable of leading a Division I sports program. It’s actually twisted to think that this has been going on for a while before he was caught. How many outcomes were influenced by slimy tactics that somehow didn’t bring down the Southeastern Conference baseball season?
The person placing the bets that raised questions has been identified by Sports Illustrated as Bert Eugene Neff Jr. of Mooresville, Indiana, the parent of a current University of Cincinnati baseball player. His relationship to Bohannon is unclear, aside from the baseball world, as Bohannon never coached in Ohio. Either way, congratulations on being a huge idiot and thinking it was a good idea to help someone make money off sports betting involving your kids.