Josh Shaw, a captain on the USC football team, has admitted that he concocted a story about how he injured himself on Saturday night and has therefore been suspended indefinitely by the university.
Shaw initially told Head Coach Steve Sarkisian that he sprained both ankles leaping from a second flood apartment to save the life of his drowning nephew over the weekend.
But USC soon received numerous calls that questioned this account and Shaw has finally admitted that he made the tale up.
Said Shaw via statement:
"I was wrong not to tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My USC coaches, The USC Athletic Department, and especially coach Sarkisian have all been supportive of me during my college career and for that, I am very grateful."