By now, you’ve heard the bizarre twist in the Wakey Leaks scandal. It turns out that former Wake Forest player, assistant coach, and radio analyst Tommy Elrod shared confidential game plans with Wake’s opponents for over two years. The investigation began when a copy of Wake’s game plan was found at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, meaning Louisville was one of those programs that participated in the scandal because of course they were.
While most people are still focused on the absurdity of a former player, assistant coach, and radio analyst turning on his program, Sports Illustrated’s Michael Rosenberg takes Petrino and Louisville to task for their involvement, which he says is the latest in a long line of improprieties:
Louisville spokesperson Rocco Gasparro told the Courier-Journal that Petrino “doesn’t have a comment (on) what appears to be a Wake Forest issue.” Rocco, please: a Wake Forest issue? What?
When Petrino hired his mistress at Arkansas over more qualified candidates, then crashed his motorcycle with her on board and lied about it to his bosses, was that a Harley-Davidson issue?
Petrino apparently cheated to win a game. And it was probably easy to do. When Elrod coached at Wake Forest, he was co-coordinator of the passing game. His other co-coordinator, Lonnie Galloway, now works on Petrino’s staff. That sound you hear should be Galloway calling his lawyer.
Shannon Sharpe went as far to say that Petrino should be fired:
– UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 14, 2016
Of course, that’s not gonna happen. In fact, Petrino will probably get a raise.