San Jose State Reinvestigating Athletic Trainer Case

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San Jose State University is reinvestigating claims by 17 former members of its swimming and diving team that a top athletic trainer at the school touched them inappropriately.

As reported by USA Today, Scott Shaw, who has served as San Jose State’s director of sports medicine since 2008, allegedly touched female athletes beneath their undergarments, massaging their breasts and pelvic areas when they sought treatment for other parts of their bodies. Swim coach Sage Hopkins documented the student-athletes accounts in a nearly 300-page file and notified campus police at the time, but Shaw was never arrested or charged. The university launched the initial investigation through its human resources department in late 2009, but quietly cleared Shaw of wrongdoing in 2010.

Hopkins sent the file to the school’s Title IX office in 2018. In it, he also alleges that university officials over the years retaliated against him and his team for speaking out against Shaw. Hopkins has circulated the file among NCAA and Mountain West Conference officials in the last year, the university said.

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