Football Star Buys House From Former Texas Southern University President

Former Texas Southern University president Priscilla Slade was dismissed in part because of financial irregularities concerning improvements to her 6,000-square-foot house in Houston. University auditors determined that she had used $87,000 to buy furniture, spent more than $100,000 for landscaping, and purchased a $56,000 security system. Slade maintains that she did nothing wrong.

Slade recently sold the house to Mario Williams. Williams was the first pick in the recent National Football League draft. Williams, who played college football at North Carolina State University, recently signed a six-year, $54 million contract with the Houston Texans.

University officials are considering seeking some of the $1.5 million which Slade received for the sale of the home.