Army DC fined and suspended for receiving WakeyLeaks information
Jay Bateman has been fined $25,000 and suspended for two weeks
Army has announced its punishment for defensive coordinator Jay Bateman, who accepted leaked game plan information from former Wake Forest radio announcer Tommy Elrod. In short, Bateman will face a suspension and a hit to his wallet but will keep his job.
The statement from Army said Bateman will face a two-week suspension and a fine of $25,000 for obtaining "non-public" information while taking "actions to conceal it and its source." Bateman, along with former assistant Ray McCartney, were found to have received information by Elrod.
Text messages released to CBS Sports' Jon Solomon suggest WakeyLeaks correspondence between Elrod, a former Wake Forest player and assistant, and Louisville co-offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway.
"Our commitment is to foster a culture of excellence and winning in everything we do," Army superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. said in a statement. "It does not mean that we win at all costs. Rather, it means winning in accordance with our values and who we are as an institution and a nation. When we win, we will do so honorably, remaining true to the values and standards that define us."
The statement went on to say no NCAA rules were violated.
"We appreciate Wake Forest bringing this matter to our attention, and I want to apologize to the Wake Forest administration and to the West Point community," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said.
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