University of Tulsa places athletic director Ross Parmley on leave following FBI gambling indictment

TULSA - The University of Tulsa has placed its athletic director on leave over federal gambling allegations.

TU announced the news Tuesday, saying "Ross Parmley has been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation."

In an affidavit unsealed last week, federal investigators named Parmley an "admitted gambler" involved in a high-profile illegal gambling operation out of Oklahoma City.

According to the FBI, Parmley paid a total of $1,782 in gambling payments to Teddy Mitchell, the man at the center of the indictment.


The university didn't offer details on whether or not Parmley may have betted on sports.

Parmley took over the AD position in January after three months of work as the interim director. The university has named Executive Vice President Kevan Buck interim athletic director.

Buck managed day-to-day presidential operations at TU in September after the university fired its president Geoffrey Orsak less than three months into the job.

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