A youth-league coach named Bert Eugene Neff Jr. stirred up some controversy when he attempted to place a large bet on a college baseball game at a Cincinnati BetMGM. Neff wanted to bet over $100,000 on a game between Alabama and Louisiana State University, but the sportsbook refused to take his bet. This led to a confrontation between Neff and the BetMGM staff.
Neff claimed that he had inside information about the game, allegedly from a now-fired Alabama baseball coach named Brad Bohannon. He stated that an untested pitcher was going to replace the Tigers’ ace starter. The incident was caught on video surveillance, which revealed a text conversation between Neff and Bohannon. The sources described Neff’s actions as “reckless.”
The plot thickens as it was revealed that Neff’s son is a pitcher at the University of Cincinnati, a college that had recently fired its baseball team’s assistant coach and director of operations due to potential NCAA infractions. Additionally, the NCAA has initiated an inquiry at another Cincinnati college, Xavier. A spokesperson from Xavier confirmed that the college’s baseball coaches are familiar with Neff.
The scandal has attracted attention and has been covered in an article titled “Alabama Baseball Scandal Culprit Told BetMGM Staff He Had Inside Info, Say Sources” on VegasSlotsOnline News. The article includes a link to the original source.
The incident involving Neff and BetMGM has shed light on potential connections between college coaches and individuals seeking to profit from inside information. It has also raised concerns about NCAA compliance and the integrity of college sports.