Josh Shaw already has found himself in serious trouble with USC for lying about how he suffered injuries to both of his ankles last Saturday. Now, Shaw could find himself in trouble with the law.
Capt. John McMahon, head of Central Division patrol, said Friday that Shaw, citing his attorney’s advice, has refused to be interviewed about the case.
“We would have like to hear from Mr. Shaw to provide some clarity about the situation, but that is not going to happen,” said McMahon. “In light of that, our investigation into a possible domestic dispute will continue.”
McMahon said Shaw’s girlfriend had spoken to police and “did not indicate she was a victim” of domestic violence, but he declined to detail her statement.
Prior to this latest investigation becoming public, there were rumors circulating that a domestic violence dispute did occur that night.
Sources: Josh Shaw was involved in an incident involving domestic abuse & jumped off a 3rd story window while running from LAPD. #USC
— Heather Brittany (@HeatherBrit) August 26, 2014
Shaw initially claimed he suffered the injuries after jumping down a two-story balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Shaw later admitted that his telling of events was false and USC suspended their senior cornerback indefinitely.
This story has already turned out ugly, but it appears it could ultimately have an even worse conclusion than expected.