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USC's Josh Shaw

More Holes In Alleged Pool Rescue Story

8/26/2014 11:43 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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More fishy information surrounding the story of USC football player Josh Shaw who says he seriously hurt both of his ankles in an alleged heroic rescue of his drowning nephew. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the L.A. County Fire Dept. in Palmdale and the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. in Palmdale -- and both say they never got an emergency call about a drowning or a trauma incident involving Shaw or his nephew. 

One law enforcement official told us .. "Let me put it to you this way: A drowning or a near drowning is a big deal. And our officials would know about it."

USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the media moments ago and said the school would be investigating Shaw's story -- saying, "He came to us with what had occurred Saturday night. I have no reason, no history, to not believe Josh and his story with what has occurred."

FYI -- Shaw went on the record and said he lept from a 2nd story balcony at his cousin's Palmdale apartment complex to rescue to his 7-year-old nephew who was struggling in a pool. 

Story developing ...

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1.

TheTryke    

He most likely lept from a second floor balcony running away from the police.

27 days ago
2.

Noog    

Someone should of called the first responders, however, its understandable instincts kick in and she jumped

27 days ago
3.

Shah Boogey    

Most likely tried to jump into the pool from that height an missed. If he truly lied, he should be banned for a year.

27 days ago
4.

Beetlejuice    

Gee a U$C football plauer possibly lying, now there's a first!!!!

27 days ago
5.

Black    

Why would they call the cops if he saved him. What's the reason that's a white thing call the cops just for attention

27 days ago
6.

J    

So the "proof" he lied, is that they (or someone) didn't call 911 after? The kid is obviously alright as there's no report saying he died or was serious injured. So, again, the "proof" is they didn't report the incident?

I mean, who knows. Kind of a weird thing to lie about and/or to be accused of lying about it simply because you purportedly rescued the boy without issue and tell the authorities "I did a good job!"

27 days ago
7.

slim slim    

He probably jumped out the window after raping a white chick. Lol j/k

27 days ago
8.

godfreygaoishot    

Now this is gonna be good.

27 days ago
9.

FREEDOM    

JOSH SHAW IS COVERING UP SOME SERIOUS CHILD NEGLECT IF THIS STORY IS EVEN TRUE.....

26 days ago
10.

Stayready    

Who decided to look into this? Whether he lied or not. I mean if i say i walked to the store and bought a candy, why would been u question that? Unless someone else knows i robbed the store instead. That was looked into bcos he told someone i or they saw what really happened.

26 days ago
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Cerebral Jedi    

Hmmmm...Maybe someone would have called before or during the rescue NOT knowing if the rescue would be successful. Or maybe intially afterwards the kid was showing some kind of distress. Those would be reasons why people would've called 911. Stop being a usc nut hugger.

26 days ago
12.

niquenique85    

Maybe he saved the child before he started to drown and he was fine when he pulled him out the pool then there would be no need to call 911.

26 days ago
13.

Dexter    

If the relative who was watching the boy swim turned away for a second, why wouldn't they have just yelled at him to assist the child? You call 911 because you do not know if the rescue will be successful and even if it is, he may have injested too much water and could later die.

26 days ago
14.

Astro171    

I hear he jumped in to save Manti Te'o's girlfriend.

26 days ago
15.

BigMan    

Looks like he was trying to jump into the pool for fun and hurt his ankles in the process.. Or maybe the story is true

26 days ago
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