USC cornerback Josh Shaw will not face charges from an incident at his apartment in August, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said on Monday.
Shaw recently came clean about the events that led to him jumping from a balcony and spraining both ankles. He initially told USC that he was jumping to save a drowning nephew — a story which the school then released to the media — before eventually confessing to his lie and being suspended by the school indefinitely.
Shaw, a senior and the team captain before his suspension, told the Los Angeles Times last week that he had gotten into a loud argument with his girlfriend on the night of the injury. A neighbor notified the police about a potential domestic incident, and when Shaw saw cop cars, he jumped from a balcony to the sidewalk below.
Shaw’s injuries have healed, but he has been in a “holding pattern” while the authorities investigated the incident. USC has said once the police finish their investigation, the school will conduct its own before Shaw is allowed to play for the Trojans again.
According to the Times, there is no timeline for the investigation’s completion.
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