The Wake Forest football program has cut ties with former player and current radio announcer Tommy Elrod.
After an investigation into the potential leaking of gameplan information, it was revealed that Elrod had been passing along info to Demon Deacons opponents for at least the last two years. He was immediately terminated following the internal investigation.
The investigation started when it was discovered that Louisville had some pre-game documents belonging to Wake Forest.
“I have known Tommy Elrod since his days as a player on our football team,” a statement from Wake Forest Director of Athletics Ron Wellman 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.”
A statement from Wake Forest detailed the findings:
- Based on emails, text messages and phone records, Tommy Elrod, a radio announcer for Wake Forest football games, provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions, starting in 2014.
- No members of the Wake Forest athletic department, football staff or players were involved in any way in these actions.
“I am extremely disappointed that our confidential and proprietary game preparation was compromised,” Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said in a statement.
“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. 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. I am glad we have taken steps to ensure it will not happen in the future.”
Along with being fired, Elrod has been banned from the program and any facilities moving forward.