Wednesday , May , 30 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

FAMU’s Gillespie placed on leave after arrest

Tallahassee, FL (Sports Network) – Florida A&M men’s basketball coach Mike
Gillespie Sr. has been placed on paid administrative leave by the school
following his arrest last week.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Gillespie was arrested last Friday on a
misdemeanor stalking charge. The paper said he was released on $1,000 bail
later that evening provided that he wears a tracking device and avoids the
woman who filed a complaint.

“Coach Gillespie has been placed on paid administrative leave until such time
that the pending criminal charges have been resolved,” said FAMU athletic
director Nelson Townsend in a release Wednesday morning.

Gillespie just completed his sixth season with the school and guided the
Rattlers to a record of 21-14 with a MEAC championship last season. FAMU
played the opening round game of the NCAA Tournament and dropped a 77-69
decision to Niagara.