USC’s Josh Shaw Admits to Lying, Suspended Indefinitely
First he was being portrayed as a hero, now nobody knows what to believe about Josh Shaw. The USC senior cornerback has been suspended indefinitely after admitting to lying about how he suffered a pair of high ankle sprains, according to a statement released by the school.
Shaw first said he injured his ankles after jumping from the second story of an apartment building to save his seven-year-old nephew who couldn’t swim and was struggling in the pool. On Tuesday USC coach Steve Sarkisian said the school received several calls disputing Shaw’s story and that they would be further investigating the matter.
“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” Sarkisian said in the statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story. I appreciate that Josh has now admitted that he lied and has apologized. Although this type of behavior is out of character for Josh, it is unacceptable. “
It is still unclear how Shaw has suffered his injuries. The school didn’t reveal anything in its statement, but Shaw said he suffered the high ankle sprains “in a fall.”
“I made up a story about this fall that was untrue,” Shaw said. “I was wrong not to tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My USC coaches, The USC Athletic Department, and especially coach Sarkisian have all been supportive of me during my college career and for that, I am very grateful.”