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Wake Forest Radio Voice Fired for Leaking Info to Opponents

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By    |   Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016 09:23 PM

Wake Forest fired radio announcer Tommy Elrod on Tuesday after an investigation revealed he leaked confidential information to opponents, USA Today reported.

"I am extremely disappointed that our confidential and proprietary game preparation was compromised," Wake Forest 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."

Elrod, who had full access to practices, team functions and the film room, allegedly started giving away team information in 2014. The school started its investigation following the Louisville game Nov. 12, a contest the Demon Deacons lost 44-12.

Louisville staff had allegedly left behind materials indicating the team had been prepared for plays the Wake Forest offense had not run before, prompting the investigation.

"Based on emails, text messages and phone records," the university said in a statement, Elrod "provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparation on multiple occasions."

Elrod played for Wake Forest and was also a graduate assistant. He was a full-time assistant coach before being fired after the 2013 season.

"It is a relief that the team can move forward without his actions further undermining the positive strides Dave Clawson, his staff and the team have made," Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman said.

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