Josh Shaw

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Southern California safety Josh Shaw recovers a Utah fumble in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. 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 from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication." (AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File)

Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous […]

08/28/2014

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, left, and Josh Shaw watch a news conference for USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian in Los Angeles. 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 after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Daily News, Michael Owen Baker, File)

USC coach says Josh Shaw could return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw’s bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Southern California safety Josh Shaw recovers a Utah fumble in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. 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 from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication." (AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File)

USC’s Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans’ trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago. […]

08/28/2014

In this Dec. 3, 2014 photo, University of Southern California cornerbackback Josh Shaw answers questions at a press conference of USC's new football coach Steve Sarkisian. 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 from all football team activities Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, and acknowledged his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication."  (Photo by Michael Owen Baker/L.A. Daily News)

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 […]

08/27/2014

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. (AP Photo/University of Southern California)

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw’s heroic story

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew […]

08/26/2014

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2013, file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

Sarkisian: USC investigating Shaw’s heroic story

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he sprained both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew […]

08/26/2014

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USC’s Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool. Shaw was named a team […]

08/25/2014

USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor runs with the ball on a punt return for a 93-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against California on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Agholor, Allen lead USC to 62-28 win over Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Agholor had two of Southern California’s NCAA-record tying three punt returns for touchdowns and Javorius Allen scored three times to help the Trojans beat California for the 10th straight time, […]

11/09/2013

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