SYRACUSE — Former WSTM-TV sports director Roger Springfield, who has most-recently been working as media director for Syracuse University athletics, has been removed from his post at the university. This, after local authorities confirmed Springfield is under investigation by Syracuse Police and the Onondaga County District Attorney’s office.
In a report on syracuse.com, reporter Jim O’Hara says neither DA Bill Fitzpatrick nor Springfield’s lawyer would comment on the exact nature of the investigation. However, Fitzpatrick says his office launched the investigation after Syracuse University officials contacted local law enforcement. Springfield’s lawyer, James McGraw, told O’Hara he doesn’t believe the investigation will result in any criminal charges. Fitzpatrick said he thinks it’ll be another few weeks before he can reveal anything more about the investigation.
Syracuse University won’t comment on the matter either, other than to confirm Springfield is no longer employed there.
O’Hara reports neighbors witnessed several police cars outside of Springfield’s home in Manlius one week ago.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Springfield had worked for SU since July 2003. Before that, he worked at WSTM-TV for eleven years, following short stints at television stations in Scranton, PA and Birmingham, AL between 1979 and 1981. Among his accomplishments, Springfield has one Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sports Special,” and seven Emmy nominations. He also holds 23 Telly awards, one College Sports Media Award, and two College Sports Media Award nominations.
Video: Roger Springfield on WSTM in 1987
This clip features Roger Springfield anchoring the sports segment for WSTM on September 16, 1987, from the expansive collection of Syracuse Nostalgia. Springfield is joined at the anchor desk by Lisa Sweitzer and Tom Miller.