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Ex-Texas Coach Admits Bribe From 'Varsity Blues' Mastermind

Law360, Boston (April 24, 2019, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin pled guilty in Boston federal court Wednesday to accepting bribes to pass off a student as a tennis recruit, including taking $60,000 in cash from the man behind the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scheme.

Prosecutors said Michael Center agreed to take about $100,000 in bribes, some for personal gain and some for his tennis program, to get a California-based student into his school. According to charging documents, William "Rick" Singer — the owner of a college counseling business and admitted coordinator of the nationwide admissions scheme — flew to Austin in...

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