On Monday afternoon a heroic story involving USC Trojans senior cornerback Josh Shaw swept across the nation. Shaw reportedly saved his 7-year-old nephew from drowning on Saturday night after jumping off a two-story balcony and rescuing the youngster from the pool. In the process Shaw severely sprained both ankles, and is now out indefinitely as he rehabs his injured legs.
But is the story involving the team captain true? According to Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com, head coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters on Tuesday that he has gotten calls questioning Shaw’s story.
Sark said Josh Shaw is a good person and a good kid. No reason to not believe him. But got some calls questioning his story.
— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) August 26, 2014
Sarkisian and USC are currently taking a deeper look into the situation, and will hold off on any further comment for now.
*UPDATE* Here’s video of Sarkisian addressing the media on the Shaw story. Fast forward to the 5:00-minute mark.