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Shaw’s drowning rescue claim doesn’t hold water

Shaw’s drowning rescue claim doesn’t hold water

JOSH SHAW: This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains. Photo: Associated Press

GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans’ team activities, the school announced in a statement Wednesday.

The school didn’t explain how Shaw actually was injured in its statement, but USC officials say they regret posting a story lauding Shaw’s tale on their website Monday.

USC coach Steve Sarkisian says the Trojans are “extremely disappointed in Josh.” Shaw is a fifth-year senior, a team captain and a key starter in USC’s defensive secondary.

The school notes Shaw has retained legal counsel.

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