VIDEO: USC suspends lying CB Josh Shaw indefinitely

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USC cornerback Josh Shaw came clean about fabricating a story that he rescued his nephew from drowning and how he leapt from a second floor balcony to save him. Shaw lied about how he suffered ankle injuries, the school announced Wednesday.

Josh Shaw, who has become a trending national story, was suspended from the team indefinitely.

“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.”

Here’s video of Sark discussing Shaw.

And here the Fox Sports college football talking heads discuss Josh Shaw:

So how does this all end for the Trojans, the media and Shaw? It has a bit of Manti Te’o to it. At least a miniature version of it. Josh Shaw was one of the most respected guys in the program prior to this.

Paul M. Banks owns and operates The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with Fox SportsYahoo! and the Chicago Tribune RedEye edition. He’s been a guest on news talk shows all across the world and been featured in hundreds of media outlets including NFL Network, Fox Sports 1 and ESPN2. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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