ACC fines Louisville, Virginia Tech $25K after Wake Forest leaks investigation

BY Sports Illustrated and SI Wire/Sports Illustrated • December 17, 2016

Louisville and Wake Forest have been fined $25,000 apiece by the ACC after the conference’s review of Wake Forest’s internal investigation of leaked gameplan information.

Yesterday, Louisville suspended co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway, who was implicated in the Wake Forest scandal involving Demon Deacons announcer Tommy Elrod handing pertinent strategic information over to opposing teams.

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Elrod was fired this week. Before serving as an announcer, he was a walk-on quarterback in the 90s and was a graduate assistant from 1999 to 2001. He also worked as an assistant for 11 years under coach Jim Grobe before moving to the broadcast booth in 2014.

Wake Forest began investigating a possible leak after gameplan documents were found at Louisville’s stadium before the Demon Deacons-Cardinals game in November. That investigation, using phone records, text messages and emails, revealed that Elrod “provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions, starting in 2014.”

Louisville will play LSU in the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31.

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