USC investigating Josh Shaw regarding cause of ankle injuries
Head coach Steve Sarkisian said after Tuesday practice that the school was checking on Shaw's story after receiving calls that contradicted what the senior said, but also noted that he has 'no reason, no history to not believe Josh and his story.'
USC reported Monday that Shaw would be out of the lineup indefinitely with two high ankle sprains. The injuries were a result of Shaw jumping from a second floor balcony on Saturday to save his seven-year old nephew, who was in a pool but couldn't swim, the report from USC said.
Earlier Saturday, Shaw was named a team captain at the program's annual Salute to Troy.
Shaw will not be made available until the matter is resolved, Sarkisian said.
Lt. Andy Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday afternoon that a man named Joshua Shaw was mentioned -- but not as a suspect -- in a report involving a Saturday night break-in at a downtown apartment building.
"There is a mention of a Joshua Shaw in this report but not in terms of him being a suspect," Neiman said.
"To make any link at this point would be premature," he said.
Neiman said officers answering a report of a woman screaming in the apartment complex interviewed a woman inside and several witnesses. The woman told officers that someone had pried open a window, entered the apartment and fled but that nothing was taken, he said.