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USC's Josh Shaw

Heated Locker Room Confrontation

Teammate Screamed to 'Come Clean'

8/27/2014 8:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Josh Shaw was aggressively confronted by a teammate in the USC locker room Monday morning -- with the player screaming at Shaw to "come clean" about the false hero story ... TMZ Sports has learned.

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 nephew 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.

As we previously reported, Shaw eventually fessed up and admitted he made the whole hero story up -- but he has yet to come clean about why he concocted the tale in the first place. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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toddpugz7111    

from Hero to Zero.

20 days ago
2.

Jasmine30    

This story has givens me great laughs today. It will be interesting to find out what he's really hiding. And 10 points to the man who stood up to him for being a lying punk.

20 days ago
3.

iBetty    

This couldn't have been written any better... Lifetime Testosterone Movie... lol

20 days ago
4.

Resurrection    

I knew it was a lie. Black man swimming, lol...damn you TMZ white racists are starting to rub off on me.

20 days ago
5.

Sexy Stig    

Lies always come back to bite you right in the ass (and/or wallet). Idiot was headed to the NFL (probably will still be drafted ?? who knows) but not for the $$ he would have received...christ! WTF is wrong with people?!

20 days ago
6.

stu    

Damn bro.... when the nephew won't even back up ur lie than it's time to pull a Robin Williams. U dig Me!

20 days ago
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stu    

A face only a mama good luv. U dig Me!

20 days ago
8.

Bob    

a black guy lied? alert the press!

20 days ago
9.

Yaki    

Talk about crash and burn.

20 days ago
10.

Yaki    

He fell faster than the world trade.

20 days ago
11.

Lexy    

Dude, whatever credibility you had is gone forever now.

20 days ago
12.

Truth    

This Shaw guy must be one of those black male victims Spike Lee is whining about. Some white guy made him commit crimes and then lie about it. Bonus round, he made up a hero story about himself and the media reported it without even checking it out.

20 days ago
13.

Roscoe    

The teammate sounds like a loser. Why would he be mad about Shaw telling a false hero story? How does that impact him??What an idiot.

20 days ago
14.

DingleBerry    

Was he lying about having a nephew too? He did give a kid a cherry "Lifesaver" though.... Does that make you a life saver?

20 days ago
15.

nukeeseballipari    

Time to join the swim team josh

20 days ago
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