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San Jose State University Will Pay Athletes $1.6 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Claims

San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 student-athletes who accused the school of mishandling the sexual harassment allegations they raised against its former director of sports medicine.

The Department of Justice announced the settlement Tuesday after a Title IX investigation concluded the California university failed to adequately respond to reports of abuse raised against San Jose State athletic trainer Scott Shaw, some of them dating back as far as 2009, and ultimately exposed additional students to harm for more than a decade. Investigators identified 23 student-athletes who were inappropriately touched by the ex-trainer, but only 13 accepted to receive their portion of the pot — $125,000 apiece, the university said.

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