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USC hero hoax: Did Joshua Shaw make up story of saving nephew?

Joshua Shaw
Joshua Shaw
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This morning shocking news is coming out about the story of a USC hero that said he saved his nephew from drowning. On Tuesday, Fox News shared about how Joshua Shaw might have made up this entire story. "Good Morning America" aired a big piece about it this morning that explained how it could not be true.

The story is that he jumped off a balcony to save his nephew who was drowning. In the process, he sprained both of his ankles so bad that he won't even be playing in the first game of the season. Now it looks like it might have been made up, but if this is not what happened nobody knows for sure.

His coach Steve Sarkisian spoke out saying, "Josh Shaw first and foremost is a good person, he's a good kid. He came to us with what had occurred Saturday night and I have no reason or history to not believe Josh and his story and what has occurred. Obviously in the last few hours or so, a few phone calls contradicting what Josh said occurred Saturday night, so we're going to vet it, so we're looking at it."

There is speculation now that he made up the entire story. Josh said his nephew Carter could not swim and he jumped to save him. They have received a few phone calls saying that this is not a true story. At this time, it is unknown what is being said really happened to Josh Shaw but he is really injured. If he lied to the team and coach, they could take action against him at some point.

His sister Asia Shaw is saying that she was glad he was there to save her son. At this time, she isn't making it sound like there is any reason not to believe this story. His coach also said that Josh Shaw has not given him any reason to not believe it.