Michael Center, University of Texas tennis coach, fired after bribe indicted

By – Associated Press – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The University of Texas has fired men’s tennis coach after he was indicted on charges of taking bribes to help students get into top schools.

Center was placed on leave Tuesday when federal officials unveiled indictments of a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. was accused of taking up to nearly $100,000 to get a student into school by listing him as a tennis recruit and offering him a scholarship for books.

Once enrolled, the student never played tennis.

According to his indictment, one payment to was $60,000 in cash in an Austin hotel parking lot.

’s attorney has said the coach is innocent.

coached Texas for 18 years.

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