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

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

August 27th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during a game in Honolulu in this 2013 file photo.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

LOS ANGELES - 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.