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 ...
UT-Austin men's tennis coach Michael Center

TexasTribune.Org

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.