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Wake Forest University discovered that a radio announcer leaked the team's game plans


A team radio announcer for the Wake Forest University football team provided or attempted to provide confidential game plans to opposing teams beginning in 2014, according to a release from the university

The announcer, Tommy Elrod, was fired from his position on the IMG Radio Network, according to SB Nation.

Wake Forest said in a release that Elrod will "no longer broadcast Wake Forest football games and has been banned from Wake Forest athletics and its facilities." 

The university launched an investigation on Nov. 12, just one day before Wake Forest's game in Louisville after an equipment manager found documents in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium outlining team-specific plays. 

Based on emails, texts, and phone records, the university concluded that Elrod had provided the team's game plans to opposing teams on multiple occasions, according to a release. The investigation also determined that no members of the university's athletic department, football staff or players were involved.

Elrod is a Wake Forest alumnus and was a member of the football team from 1993 to 1997. He was later hired as a graduate assistant under Jim Grobe and held multiple positions for 11 seasons, according to the university's release. 

"I have known Tommy Elrod since his days as a player on our football team," Ron Wellman, the university's athletic director said in a statement. "I’m deeply disappointed that he would act against Wake Forest, our football team and our fans in such a harmful manner by compromising confidential game preparation information." 

Wake Forest's head football coach, Dave Clawson, also expressed his disappointment in Elrod's actions. 

"It’s incomprehensible that a former Wake Forest student-athlete, graduate-assistant, full-time football coach, and current radio analyst for the school, would betray his alma mater," Clawson said. "We allowed him to have full access to our players, team functions, film room, and practices. He violated our trust which negatively impacted our entire program."

Wake Forest University discovered that a radio announcer leaked the team's game plans

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