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USC’s Josh Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Thu., Aug. 28, 2014, midnight

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him Wednesday from all team activities and acknowledged his heroic tale was “a complete fabrication.” The tale began to unravel soon after the team captain was lauded for his heroics in a story on the team’s website Monday. In the account, Shaw described how he jumped from a balcony to rescue his 7-year-old nephew in a pool. The school said a day later callers questioned the story, and began vetting it. But the biggest question remains unanswered: What was he doing, and how did he injure his ankles? “We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC coach Steve Sarkisian said. “He let us all down.” – AP



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