You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.



USC player suspended after retracting injury story

LOS ANGELES – Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has acknowledged 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 university announced in a statement Wednesday.

USC didn’t explain how Shaw actually was injured in its statement, but university officials said they regret posting a story lauding Shaw’s tale on their website Monday.

Coach Steve Sarkisian said 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 university said Shaw has retained legal counsel.