Action Network’s latest report suggests that Alabamaisn’t the only NCAA Baseball team facing scrutiny over betting integrity. According Action Network’s Darren Rovell, Iowa regulators have confirmed that they are investigating suspicious activity relating to the Iowa Hawkeyes Baseball team after four players had been suspended prior to last weekend’s matches against Ohio State.
Iowa announced the suspensions of players including starting infielder Keaton Anthon and relieve pitcher Jacob Henderson. The players were sent home “due a possible violation”.
Rovell was informed by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission that an investigation is underway in relation to this matter.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Director for Gaming Brian Ohorilko said, “The commission takes gaming integrity in the state very seriously and continues to monitor the situation and provide any additional information as soon as possible.”
More details are emerging about the now dismissed Alabama Baseball Coach Brad Bohannon. According ESPN surveillance video from the casino showed that Bohannon spoke to someone at the time when Alabama’s starter pitcher Luke Holman was about to be scratched. This person then placed a bet on Alabama’s opponent LSU.
Sources have stated that there were no players involved in the Alabama incident. However, it’s unclear whether student-athletes are involved in gambling situations in Iowa. In the interim, no state has pulled Iowa baseball betting off the board.