OSAC Head Under Investigation
Posted on 28 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
The head of the Oregon State Athletic Commission is on paid leave pending an investigation by the Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Justice. The Oregon State Police issued a press release noting that Brad D'Arcy, who has been executive director of the OSAC since 2004, was put on paid leave on June 6 was placed on paid leave while the investigation into "conduct associated with the director's duties" is performed.
D'Arcy oversees all combat sports in the state, which includes next month's Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy. Those events will be overseen by the OSP in the interim, with the commission's five-member volunteer board remaining in place.
Chael Sonnen, who hails from Oregon and advised the OSAC when it changed its statutes to include MMA, expressed his support for D'Arcy via email, stating, "MMA in Oregon owes a debt to D'Arcy and his service. As the leader in MMA promotion in the state of Oregon, I expect the findings of the investigation to be positive."