Scott Vetere, who is a former male gymnast at the University of Michigan and was also a member of the U.S. national team, resigned from his job as an assistant coach for Michigan’s Women’s Gymnastics after he was arrested for having sex with a female gymnast in public.
The 39-year-old and unnamed 18-year-old gymnast were arrested on October 8th in the parking lot of an Ann Arbor apartment complex after police officers spotted them performing a sex act in a car.
Via Detroit Free Press:
Vetere was arraigned on Oct. 19 on the charges and will be in court again on Nov. 14.
The female gymnast also was arrested. Court records show she is also charged with committing an indecent or obscene act in public. She is scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 5.
The Free Press decided not to immediately name the female gymnast because of Vetere’s position of power in the situation.
“Mr. Vetere was immediately suspended the day we learned about the incident (Oct. 10),” U-M athletic department spokesman Kurt Svoboda told the Free Press in an email. “He resigned from his position Oct. 15 during the disciplinary review process.”
That’s going to make for some awkward moments at home with the family during the holidays. Maybe go ahead and pass on those gatherings this year.