UT Men’s Head Tennis Coach On Administrative Leave After Bribery Allegations
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/14/2019, 12:16 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin has placed Michael Center, its head coach for men’s tennis, on administrative leave after FBI documents revealed that he allegedly took a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a student gain admission to UT-Austin by adding him as a recruit to the tennis team. The documents said the student did not play competitive tennis. An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Boston named more than 50 people — including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — who are accused of paying bribes to ensure their children got into prestigious universities. Texas Tribune reports that Center has 72 hours to pay $5,000, or 10 percent of his $50,000 bond.