Incident 8766 - Resolved

Role: Coach
Position: Sports Trainer
Discipline: Athletics
Specific Discipline:
Outcome Year: 2021
Outcome Category: Monetary Settlement / Award; Resigned
Specific Outcome: "The university agreed to pay $1.6 million to the victims — $125,000 apiece — and overhaul its Title IX office and its process for responding to sexual harassment complaints in a settlement agreement with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office."

"Federal investigators concluded 23 student athletes were inappropriately touched by athletic trainer Scott Shaw, but only 13 have accepted the university’s settlement offer.

"Shaw, who has declined to comment to this news organization, resigned last year. The FBI is investigating for possible criminal charges."

The deal comes after years of scandal at the university that started in 2009 when Spartans swim coach Sage Hopkins first brought forward the allegations of more than a dozen female swimmers, who contended that Shaw reached under their bras and underwear and inappropriately touched them during sports massages."
Last updated: Sep 21, 2021 5:58 pm