MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan University has agreed to pay $450,200 after two women's soccer players accused their coach of inappropriate sexual activity.
The deal signed Monday by Central Michigan is split evenly between the women and includes $150,000 for their lawyer.
The lawyer, Jennifer Salvatore, says the women had sexual relationships with Tony DiTucci. She says they were victims of his "manipulation and seduction."
DiTucci departed in October after allegations of sexual harassment.
In a statement released through his lawyer, he says he's innocent and accuses the women of making "suggestive romantic advances."
One woman was a senior and the other was a freshman. Central Michigan says it was best to settle the matter before a lawsuit was filed.