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USC player Josh Shaw admits story was hoax [Media FACT CHECKERS FAIL AGAIN]
Mercury News ^ | 8/27/14

Posted on 08/28/2014 4:23:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities, the school announced in a statement Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bias; joke; media; punkd
So it looks as though the Ferguson audio may be FAKE. And now....another verified HOAX.

Hey, remember when the media FACT CHECKED things?

Now, the media only tells the stories that FIT THEIR MOLD...whether they are true or not....Only in a rare case like this do they feel compelled to say the truth.

1 posted on 08/28/2014 4:23:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
No big deal.
Cut Josh some slack.
The highest office holder in the nation is a serial liar.
Lighten up on Josh.
2 posted on 08/28/2014 4:29:06 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Did he make up the story to explain the injury, or did he fake the injury and make up the story to get positive attention? (The article doesn’t say.)


3 posted on 08/28/2014 4:31:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He should have told them he was having sex with his boyfriend. He would have been invited on TV shows.


4 posted on 08/28/2014 4:32:15 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Amagi

Glad to see that football players are held to a higher standard than presidents. This country has fallen so far particularly since the days of Clinton that it causes my head to spin.


5 posted on 08/28/2014 4:32:19 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The school notes Shaw has retained legal counsel.

Oh criminy, here it comes.

Is the school being "racist", because they don't want a dumb, injured, lying jock on the team?

6 posted on 08/28/2014 4:36:00 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Tax-chick

Jumping off a balcony with his ex’s stereo.


7 posted on 08/28/2014 4:36:18 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: SoFloFreeper

When a black person says something, it should be taken as the gospel truth...or else you’re a racist.


8 posted on 08/28/2014 4:37:26 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hey, remember when the media FACT CHECKED things?

What makes you think they ever did?

9 posted on 08/28/2014 4:39:46 AM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fight On SC!

Go Ducks


10 posted on 08/28/2014 4:39:49 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So let me get this straight. This guy is is in college and came up with this dumb story? When I first heard it I knew it had to be bogus. “My dog ate my homework” level excuse.


11 posted on 08/28/2014 4:39:56 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

I was thinking, “Fell out of a tree while drunk.”


12 posted on 08/28/2014 4:42:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
RE: "Hey, remember when the media FACT CHECKED things?"

I think the term "flak chuckers" is an apt name for the MSM "fact checkers" and promoters of the Lefts' lies.

In fact, the aged 1960s Left and their ideological litters are what Tom Wolfe wrote about in "Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers."

The flak chuckers protect the Left.

13 posted on 08/28/2014 4:43:20 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lawgvr1955
Right.
How can we continue to have a moral nation with the example set by the highest office holders in the land?
As has been mentioned for centuries, freedom doesn't work unless the people are essentially good.
The drive to socialism and having dishonest crooks in government go hand-in-hand in more ways than one.
14 posted on 08/28/2014 4:45:48 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: bray
Go Ducks

indeed, Duck's baby....

15 posted on 08/28/2014 4:56:08 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: defconw
Once he came up with the story about rescuing someone drowning in a pool, he faced the uncomfortable problem of having to produce the person he allegedly rescued. Getting the second person involved made everything more complicated.

He should have learned a lesson from the Major League Baseball player a few years ago who injured his shoulder during the off-season. He reported to the team that he fell down the stairs at his house. The suspicion -- based on stories from his neighbors -- was that he crashed while doing wheelies on a motorcycle in their suburban neighborhood. If he had been injured in a motorcycle accident then his contract would have been voided, so he had to make up another story. I don't remember how that one ended. LOL.

16 posted on 08/28/2014 4:56:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: SoFloFreeper
C'mon. USC football players would NEVER commit a crime.


17 posted on 08/28/2014 4:56:17 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Alberta's Child
Yes perhaps Mr. Shaw should have blamed it on the dog. At least the dog can't talk. I swear when I heard the story, in my head I was thinking sounds like a burglary gone wrong. Call me cynical.
18 posted on 08/28/2014 5:03:43 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s hard to make a successful landing from a balcony when your arms are full of (other’s) “stuff” and you just can’t get your balance just right for that landing!


19 posted on 08/28/2014 5:05:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

I read somewhere that he was being investigated for burglary. Perhaps that is why he retained a lawyer.


20 posted on 08/28/2014 5:11:36 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: Tax-chick

He committed a burglary, injured himself while fleeing the scene of the crime, and made up the story afterward.


21 posted on 08/28/2014 5:25:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s the feel bad story of the year!


22 posted on 08/28/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: SoFloFreeper

I remember when this was first posted on FR, a Freeper wrote that the story didn’t pass the smell test. I guess deep down we all hope things like this (the untrue story) happen when someone is in need.


23 posted on 08/28/2014 5:27:43 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: Dacula
Thanks!

Once again FR is the place to go for any clue to the rest of the story.

From LINK:

"...someone called police to report a suspicious person "shimmying" down the side of a building in downtown L.A. near the USC campus. The tipster gave a description of the suspicious person to police."

"cops....spoke to a woman who lived in the building. Cops gave the woman the description."

"...woman said, "Yes, that sounds like my boyfriend Josh Shaw.""


24 posted on 08/28/2014 5:37:17 AM PDT by drpix
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To: SoFloFreeper

My only question is “Why is this even news?”


25 posted on 08/28/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by jstaff
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To: servo1969
I didn't think of it that way. I figured he pulled a Bill Clinton and fell down some steps, snockered.

Of course, he could have fell down the steps a little spiffed, after an encounter with his BF.

26 posted on 08/28/2014 5:46:52 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: drpix
... someone called police to report a suspicious person "shimmying" down the side of a building ...
27 posted on 08/28/2014 5:51:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Give the guy a break, it wasn’t like he told us we could keep our doctor.


28 posted on 08/28/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Alberta's Child
He reported to the team that he fell down the stairs at his house.

Comes to mind BJ Clinton's story of falling down stairs and breaking his leg.

Also, there was the pretzel incident of George W. Bush.

Sometimes, it is almost amazing what PR personnel try to get the American public to believe.
29 posted on 08/28/2014 6:31:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Maudeen

Many times, even on FR, many a messenger hath been stoned just for the appearance of heresy against an idolic personage.

Ah, yes, ignorance is bliss, for many.
30 posted on 08/28/2014 6:36:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: wideawake

Okay, thanks!


31 posted on 08/28/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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