San Jose State to pay $1.6M to victims of ex-trainer's sexual abuse

The Boise State Broncos and the San Jose State Spartans warm up before playing in the Mountain West Football Championship at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Boise State Broncos and the San Jose State Spartans warm up before playing in the Mountain West Football Championship at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit Ethan Miller/Getty Images

San Jose State University will pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes who were sexually harassed and assaulted by a former athletic trainer after mishandling their complaints as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Officials said in a release Tuesday that a Title IX investigation by the department's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office of Northern California determined that the university "failed for more than a decade to respond adequately to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault" of female student-athletes by Scott Shaw, the university's former director of sports medicine.

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