In a scandal that has been colloquially referred to as Wakeyleaks, former radio broadcaster and WF player and coach, Tommy Elrod, inexplicably shared information concerning the Demon Deacons’ game plan with opposing coaches.
Last week, along with the Louisville Cardinals, Virginia Tech admitted that they were one of the programs that had received such information from Mr. Elrod, but the member in question was no longer part of the Hokie’s current coaching staff.
Statement from Director of Athletics Whit Babcock pic.twitter.com/4OK6iT8YS6— HokieSports (@hokiesports) December 15, 2016
In a statement made today, UGA head coach, Kirby Smart, revelead that former Virginia Tech Hokies assistant coach and current University of Georgia Bulldogs special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, Shane Beamer, accepted information from Tommy Elrod, during his time at VPI.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart statement: pic.twitter.com/LrXnkomlQO— JW Gravley (@jwgravley) December 22, 2016
Shane Beamer also spoke about his involvement.
Both Virginia Tech and Louisville were fined $25,000, the maximum allowed by ACC bylaws, for their involvement in the scandal. Additionally, Louisville has suspended offensive coordinator, Lonnie Galloway, for the 2016 Citrus Bowl, because of his involvement.
Coach Shane Beamer, the son of legendary VT head coach, Frank Beamer, has been fined $25,000 by the the University of Georgia, for his involvement.