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Josh Shaw, USC teammate had heated argument telling Shaw to come clean

Will Lie Impact Josh Shaw's Draft Stock?


The story involving USC Trojans defensive back Josh Shaw adds a new layer every hour, it appears.

TMZ is now reporting that on Monday Shaw and a USC Trojans teammate had a heated argument in the locker room. The two men reportedly had to be separated before things became physical.

Shaw, who injured both of his ankles, told USC officials that he had himself after jumping off of a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The defensive back later admitted that the entire story was fabricated and he has been suspended indefinitely from the team.

According to the TMZ report, the entire locker room argument began when one of Shaw's teammates told him to quit lying about the bogus story and to come clean.

We spoke with multiple sources in the USC athletic department who all say the same thing ... the player who confronted Shaw - a respected member of the defense - was pissed off because he knew the story was bogus and got right in Shaw's face about it.

During the confrontation - which occurred right after the initial story about Shaw saving his 7-year-old cousin from drowning was posted on a USC media outlet - the player yelled at Shaw, "Why you lying?"

We're told the situation got very intense very quickly - and several teammates rushed in to separate the two before things got violent.

USC investigated Shaw's claims about the incident after hearing conflicting reports.

There is no word on whether or not the university was informed by Shaw's teammates or if the locker room incident tipped off their investigation.


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Vicki August 28 2014 at 1:48 PM

Wow, such efforts to look like a hero. Disgusting. Shame on him to lie like this.

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rich coleman Vicki August 28 2014 at 6:10 PM

VICKI: you dont know the whole story. why dont you shut your mouth a little until you find out the rest of it?????

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joejmoor9 rich coleman August 28 2014 at 11:57 PM

Hey Rich, Is he your cousin? Sure looks like it...get a grip dude....

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MikeH22020 Vicki August 29 2014 at 9:08 AM

Rich What about whatever the "whole story" is would invalidate Vicki's remark? He did lie that is now a know fact. The story he made up did give the pereption of heroics. Again a known fact. Perhaps you should as you say "shut your mouth" and let other express an opinion

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ChristyE MikeH22020 August 29 2014 at 9:41 AM

well said

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smaxson5 August 28 2014 at 3:41 PM

Not to mention his sister lied for him as well. Why???

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Bill smaxson5 August 28 2014 at 5:18 PM

She knows he is her meal ticket to the NFL.

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salalmo August 28 2014 at 3:57 PM

"Why you lying" aren't we missing a verb, "Why you be lying", that's better.

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joejmoor9 salalmo August 28 2014 at 11:58 PM


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TR by ML Neal... salalmo August 29 2014 at 12:00 AM

salaimo.....why yoiu lying or your version, why you be lying, you dick!

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moochelleboochelle August 28 2014 at 10:51 PM


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TR by ML Neal... moochelleboochelle August 29 2014 at 12:01 AM

moochelleboochelle you racist pig!

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arthlop1 TR by ML Neal... August 29 2014 at 1:29 AM

Just using the WORD or CARD Racist makes you the pig. Their racist. That's all you people know. So if you are Black that makes you a liar because it is proven all blacks are liars just to try and get their way. Hey, same as RACIST isn't it. Blacks use the Card Racist Just to get their way. Your card is no longer working. People are starting to pop Blacks in the month just for using that word...

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sknkodiak August 28 2014 at 9:19 PM

Well, "rich coleman" since you know all, why don't you tell us what really happened? Or are you just a troll?

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kimcrdr August 28 2014 at 3:48 PM

What a jerk he is, what a disturbing and disgusting thing to lie about! He apparently needs mental help, glad he is suspended!

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mistykay13 August 28 2014 at 3:28 PM

Did he really go build homes in Haiti or was that also a lie? Why does he need an attorney? "Upstanding" young men do not lie about anything!

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Amy August 28 2014 at 6:10 PM

The saddest part about this story is the "Why you lyin'?"
You should NEVER be allowed into a college if you can't form a proper sentence.

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Brackens August 28 2014 at 5:36 PM

Oh crap. I hope the team mate wasn't White. Al and Jesse will be all over that one. JUSTICE FOR JOSH! The liberal press would run with that one too. And they wonder why folks don't trust em. Duh. Had that been a White player, Al and Jesse would have called for immediate dismissal, 30 days in the electric chair and a public apology from the USC Trojans. What a double standard.

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whitebright2 Brackens August 28 2014 at 8:37 PM

Nah, if he was White he would have said "Why ARE you lying?".

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TR by ML Neal... Brackens August 29 2014 at 4:42 PM

Brackens......and this became racial, why?

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gogators1980 August 28 2014 at 3:50 PM

Maybe he really hurt himself when he got distracted with a phone call informing him that his girlfriend whom he had only ever talked to via the phone, texts, and emails, but never in person had died causing him to trip over a curb.............

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