TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The University of Alabama has fired its head baseball coach Brad Bohannon after six seasons with the Crimson Tide.

In a Thursday statement, the university announced that Brad Bohannan had been terminated on Thursday.

Greg Byrne, the school’s athletic director, released this statement regarding the decision.

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. 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.

The termination comes days after “suspicious gambling activity” caused sportsbooks to disallow betting on Alabama baseball games.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released the following statement about Bohannon’s potential involvement in the April 28 incident.

The University of Alabama has taken swift action after information about baseball sports wagering activity was questioned by industry regulators. Ensuring the integrity of athletic competition is our highest priority, and for that purpose the SEC monitors gambling activity through its relationship with US Integrity and has done so since 2018.

There must be zero tolerance for activity that puts into question the integrity of competition. We will remain in communication with the University throughout its ongoing review and will have no further comment at this time

The team is set to host Vanderbilt in a three-game series this weekend.

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