Tulsa suspends AD Ross Parmley for gambling
A report from The Oklahoman Tuesday stated that Tulsa athletics director Ross Parmley, 39, has been suspended for involvement with an Oklahoma City bookie named Teddy Mitchell.
Mitchell is currently is currently awaiting trail from the FBI amid charges that he operated an illegal gambling ring. Parmley was cited in the report and has admitted gambling on college and professional football games to the FBI. Tulsa suspended Parmley after an inquiry about the gambling from the Oklahoman.
Parmley, who assumed the athletic director position on Jan. 19, told the FBI he stopped gambling in early 2010.
Parmley began his career in the Norman Public Schools system before joining the Tulsa football program as the director of football operations in 2005. After two seasons with the football team he was moved to an administrative role within the athletic department.