LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — USC cornerback and recently named team captain Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he sprained both his ankles last weekend, saying that his original story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew was a lie.
The university took action shortly after Shaw retracted his story, and the fifth-year senior has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.
Shaw had been dubbed a hero on Monday after he had told school officials that he had jumped off a balcony Saturday night while trying to save his young nephew from drowning in a pool, resulting in both ankles being sprained.
Meanwhile, LAPD says that at about the same time Saturday night, they responded to a possible burglary call at a Downtown apartment building, where a man, fitting the description of Shaw, was seen outside on the balconies of the Orsini Apartments in Los Angeles.
The woman who lives in the apartment, evidently unaware of what had transpired, was given the description of the man by deputies, which matched that of her boyfriend — Jsoh Shaw.
On campus, students spoke with CBS’ Megan Goldsby, regarding the incident as the football season approaches this weekend.