USC's Josh Shaw Injured Both His Ankles, But Not While Saving His Drowning Nephew

By DJ Byrnes on August 26, 2014 at 1:55p
USC cornerback Josh Shaw
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Update (8/27 7:04 PM): Happy trails, Josh Shaw.

Update (3:08 PM): Oh, boy. This just took a turn for the worst:

Did you hear the heroic story about how USC's cornerback, Josh Shaw, sustained two ankle injuries?


Just hours after being voted a team captain on Saturday, Shaw was attending a family function when he saw his 7-year-old nephew, who does not know how to swim, struggling in a nearby pool. Instinctively, Shaw jumped from a second-floor balcony onto concrete below and crawled into the pool where he was able to help his nephew to safety, according to a release from the school.

After getting his nephew to safety, Shaw made his way to a ladder and pulled himself from the water.

"I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew," Shaw said. "My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible."

Well, it appears Josh Shaw might have made the entire thing up to cover the true nature of his ankle injuries:

It appears Josh Shaw could be about to learn a timeless lesson: the cover-up is always worse than the crime. 


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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

I heard his nephew was dating Manti Te'o's ex-girlfriend.

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fuzzmonky's picture

BAhahaha epic.... well played sir ^^^^^. We all got catfish-ed

...Because I couldn't go for 3

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mh277907's picture

I can't wait for that show to be off the air. 


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mb5599's picture

Well obviously, this is just another example of why we have to slow the game down.  Kids are getting hurt and dying out there.----  Bert.

Big B

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BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Looks like cops must have showed up and he had to get out of dodge quick before he was arrested.  That'd be my guess.

In Urban We Trust

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shadybuck's picture

That type of situation sure would make Josh Gordon not look like such a bad guy

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BuckeyeTrappedInSouth's picture

Called it.

In Urban We Trust

BTBuckeye's picture
The old nephew rescue sprained ankle excuse, eh?
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jhart's picture
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Knarcisi's picture

Slippery Pete 

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Killer nuts's picture

Interesting that Sarkisian would make it public that his story was being investigated

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Killer nuts's picture

Not the first time a USC player falling off a roof story has turned out to be a little bit false:

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What Would Troy Smith Do's picture

This sounds like a high schooler jumping out a second story window to get away from the fuzz.  It was such a good story too.  What is wrong with people?

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D-Day0043's picture

The Fuzz! Lol! I haven't heard that one in a while.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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BucksfanXC's picture

They have a rivalry with Notre Dame to keep up with. "Fake Girlfriend, we can top that."

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

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BucksFan2000's picture

Teo rode that to almost winning the Heisman despite actually not being that great.  The USC story didn't even make it 24 hours. 

When it comes to pretending you're good despite actually sucking, no one can top Notre Dame.

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Dougger's picture

I had to log in to upvote this. well played

I like football

Travis's picture

Lol no way.

They need a 2 to tie, a 3 to win it; Sylvester for threeeee... OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHHHH WITH FIVE POINT ONE TO GO!!!

Cavluv23's picture

All jokes aside ...this is out of control...and just to much ... 

World travel is my passion spreading the word and grace of Ohio in every corner of the world . 

DoubleB's picture

He's a transferred from Florida to USC...

This is all Urban's fault!!!!!1!1!11!!1


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robobuck's picture

Beat me to blaming urban. Somewhere Matt Clay and Mike Bianchi are about to hit send on an expose about urbans guilt in this matter

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

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Matt's picture

This kid was a borderline 5 star talent and very nearly signed with us back in the 2009-2010 recruiting cycle; he had OSU as a leader for a long time.  I came across him and his pops while he was on his official visit for the USC game debacle, while I drunkenly stumbled home.  Hopefully he gets his stuff in order.

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apack614's picture

Haha! Nice try!

I can't wait to poop in the PL bathroom.

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Wow. Speechless. Don't even know how to react to this

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

BrutusB's picture

It appears Josh Shaw could be about to learn a timeless lesson: the cover-up is always worse than the crime. 

Not sure that applies here.  He's not in the NFL yet, so beating your girlfriend still counts as a pretty serious offense. 

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Fatpants's picture

Was he carrying several pounds of crab legs when he jumped?

I'm just a poo gas huffin' toilet snorkeler at heart....

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jedkat's picture

He's not Skrong Den.

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

...and no crab legs were hurt in releasing that press release.

BTBuckeye's picture

Now entering the 2014 CFB season lexicon "I would do it again for whatever kid it was"


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BUCKfutter's picture

yep had to be either (a) the police or (b) the girl's husband/boyfriend

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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Rob Reese's picture

The real question to be posed is, who's the blonde? 

The Ohio State University class of 2009
Disciplina in civitatem
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cronimi's picture

Looks like Erin Andrews to me, but I could be wrong. Kristen Ledlow, maybe? I'm not sure. 

BuckeyesMJ's picture

so, is the nephew ok? They never did say. 

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Osurrt's picture

This just in....... he landed on his nephew breaking his fall and knocking him into the pool resulting in a need to rescue

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ChimdiCheckyaselfbeforeyawreckyaself's picture

This is me un-retweeting the link to the original story that I had come across yesterday!  haha too good to be true

A little is better than nada, sometimes you want the whole enchilada

Brutus1972's picture

S A D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Squirrel Master's picture

That picture up top is classic. He's talking to her as she is loving the camera. love it! Probably thinking "why don't these guys eat a breath mint before they interview with me."

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

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Young_Turk's picture

Any chance he plays the "I had to commit domestic abuse and run from the police in order to save my nephew" card?

You don't need that card very often, but when you do it's invaluable.


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droessl's picture

Oh man, this is a pretty shameful story. 

703Buckeye's picture

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Seattle Linga's picture

This is one bizarre story

Maestro's picture

The uber-est of epic uber-douchebaggery.  What an asshole, and a USC captain to boot. That part is actually the uber-est of epic uber-awesomeness. 

vacuuming sucks

BuckeyesMJ's picture

Captain Shaw to the rescue!