USC Player Lied About Heroic Injury

The University of Southern California has suspended cornerback Josh Shaw after the newly elected team captain admitted he made up a story about injuring himself by saving his nephew from drowning. The school said the suspension will last indefinitely. “We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” said USC Coach Steve Sarkisian in a statement. “He let us all down.” Shaw claimed that he hurt his ankles by jumping from the second-floor balcony of an apartment to save his nephew from drowning in a pool Saturday night. While the story quickly earned national attention, the media began questioning the account. Police later revealed that Shaw’s name appeared in a report from an incident at a downtown apartment that same night. The NCAA has a history of giving athletes preferential treatment, but USC appears to be taking a firm stance. “We were pretty shocked because Josh Shaw is a pretty loyal guy since he’s been here,” said junior defensive end Leonard Williams. “I would never expect him to make up a story or something like that.”