Josh Shaw reportedly got in fight with teammate who told him to ‘come clean’
Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely by USC on Wednesday after admitting that he lied about how he injured his ankles. Shaw did not save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a swimming pool and is not a hero. Before Shaw told the truth, a teammate reportedly confronted him to tell him he knew he was lying.
According to TMZ, Shaw was “aggressively confronted” by a respected member of the USC defense on Monday who knew he was lying with the story about saving his nephew. The teammate reportedly urged Shaw to come clean by getting in his face and yelling, “Why you lying?” Several other players supposedly had to step in and separate the two.
The most amazing part of this story to me is how quickly USC gobbled Shaw’s story up and ran with it. A story published on the Trojans official website praised the senior cornerback for being a hero and included a heartfelt quote from head coach Steve Sarkisian. Given how quickly people found out Shaw was lying, you would think some basic fact checking from the start could have saved USC the embarrassment.