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HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Bobby Petrino of the Louisville Cardinals on the sidelines against the Houston Cougars in the third quarter at TDECU Stadium on November 17, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Houston Cougars won 36 to 10. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

It looks like the scandal known as “WakeyLeaks” has its first casualty for Louisville.

Louisville announced on Friday that they had suspended offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway for his handling of leaked game plans from Wake Forest broadcaster Tommy Elrod. Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich released a statement on the matter, mostly saying that the leaked game plans should have never been accepted by anyone.

It is clear to me that the information should not have been shared by anyone at Wake Forest and it should not have been received by anyone at the University of Louisville.

Although no one from Louisville sought the information, once it was provided, we did not do what should have been done. The information should not have been accepted. It should have been rejected and officials at Wake Forest should have been alerted to the inappropriate action taken by Mr. Elrod.

Elrod, a former Wake Forest player and assistant, may have been attempting to leak game information dating back to 2014. He and Galloway are former co-workers, with the two both being a part of Wake Forest’s staff between 2011 and 2012.

Louisville and Wake Forest played on Nov. 12 this year, with Louisville allegedly receiving the leaked game plans ahead of that game. Wake Forest found out about the leaked plans before the game, and attempted to change their game plans as a result. Louisville won the game 44-12 after an explosive fourth quarter to pull away.

Galloway will be suspended for Louisville’s Citrus Bowl appearance against LSU on Dec. 31.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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