Tulsa A.D. placed on leave after admitting betting on football

Tulsa Athletic Director Ross M. Parmley has been placed on administrative leave after he admitted to the FBI he bet on college and NFL football before he quit gambling in 2010.

Parmley, who became Tulsa's A.D. earlier this year, was reportedly involved with Teddy Mitchell, who awaits trial for charges of running an Oklahoma City gambling ring.

Parmley apparently "made payments to Mitchell on losses and collected from Mitchell on wins" according to an FBI report sourced in this story in NewsOK.com.

The Golden Hurricane A.D. isn't charged with anything as of this point but University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham said Tuesday: "TU Athletic Director Ross Parmley has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation into allegations of gambling."

Tulsa faces UCF this weekend for the C-USA championship game noon ET on Saturday. Tulsa opened as a pick at most books but has since moved to a 1.5-point favorite.

Update: A handful of offshore books bumped this line up to -2 Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A few others also took it off the board.
See the complete odds history here.

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Posted by earthWake
1 year ago

Aslong as it proved he didn't wager on Tulsa games I'm okay with it.
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Posted by DrDogs
1 year ago

Gamblin rules. He probably took smu large and theyre mad!!!!!
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Posted by JohnnyJet0023
1 year ago

As long as he didn't wager AGAINST Tulsa how can this be a big deal? Anyone that believes in their program enough to put their money behind it should be commended not condemned. CEOs are allowed to buy shares of stock in the company they are running are they not? Now if he is betting AGAINST his program, one can say he may also be implementing strategies to support his wager and weaken the program, that would be wrong.
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Posted by winnerwinner99
1 year ago

there are more AD's in the nation doing the same thing...just smarter!!
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Posted by chuckdaduck
1 year ago

before he quit gambling haha, yeah right like me saying quit watching porn , no way this guy just all of a sudden quit
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Posted by mylife23
1 year ago

well he probably did bet on Tulsa....this smells similar to Dennis Franchione and his private newsletter for boosters and alumni when he was at Texas A&M six years ago....a private newsletter solely about a football team? An athletic director of a program who is an admitted gambler bets on his school with additional knowledge perhaps.....whether people agree or not it certainly is not a good look for a college to have that going on
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Posted by stats1
1 year ago

Big deal if he gambled as long as it wasn't on tulsa no big deal!!!
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Posted by clubtnt
1 year ago

no fking wonder tulsa didn't cover last week. spread offense my behind!
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Posted by Quantum_Leap
1 year ago

Uh-huh. Surprised the FBI found a gambling ring. They exist all over the country, but especially in country bumpkin areas. Like Tulsa, like near Auburn campus.
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Posted by tankstevens
1 year ago

Doesn't the FBI have terrorists to worry about rather than an AD gambling? Go USA!
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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

AD's need action to, don't hate
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Posted by nc1capper
1 year ago

"AD's need action to, don't hate"