TMZ: Ex-UM Gymnastics Coach Scott Vetere Fined; Had Sex in Public with Student

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2019

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Former University of Michigan gymnastics coach Scott Vetere was fined Monday after getting arrested in October for having sex with an 18-year-old member of the Michigan gymnastics team in public.

According to TMZ Sports, the 39-year-old Vetere was charged with misdemeanor indecent or obscene conduct in public, which carried a maximum jail sentence of 90 days. Instead of serving jail time, Vetere reached an agreement with prosecutors.

Vetere was suspended by Michigan after his arrest, and he later resigned from his position.

David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press reported in October that Vetere was arrested in the parking lot of an Ann Arbor, Michigan, apartment complex when police witnessed him and an 18-year-old gymnast engaging in a sex act. Like Vetere, the gymnast was also arrested and charged with committing an indecent or obscene act in public.

Under University of Michigan rules, coaches are prohibited from having relationships with student-athletes, per Jesse. Vetere is married and has three children.

Vetere became an assistant coach at Michigan after previously starring for the Wolverines as a 10-time All-American gymnast. Vetere was a member of Michigan's 1999 national championship team, and he was named Michigan's co-Male Athlete of the Year in 2000.

After Vetere's resignation, University of Michigan spokesman Kurt Svoboda told MLive's Ryan Zuke that the school was "confident this was an isolated incident and that with his departure, it will not be repeated."