USC player suspended for admitting to faking rescue story

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USC football player Josh Shaw has been suspended after admitting he made up a story about rescuing his nephew from a swimming pool.

The Los Angeles Times reports Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from team activities.

The USC athletics website posted a story Shaw told them about how he sprained both ankles when he jumped from a second-floor balcony to rescue his 7-year-old nephew, who was struggling in a pool during a family gathering.

Callers to the university said Shaw's story wasn't accurate, prompting an investigation by USC head coach Steve Sarkisian.

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.