Auburn University Football Player Jakell Mitchell Shot & Killed at an Off-Campus Apartment Complex (Update: Markale Hart Arrested)

18 year old was a freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed at an off-campus apartment complex overnight. Auburn police responded Tiger Lodge apartment complex at 12:25 am Sunday morning where Mitchell suffered a fatal injury. Mitchell was a redshirt freshman on 2014 out of Opelika High and looked to contend for a starting spot at H-Back and tight end in 2015. Jakell Mitchell died shortly after arriving at the emergency room from multiple gun shot wounds. The incident is being treated as a homicide.

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Jakell Mitchell, Auburn University

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed early Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

The Auburn Police Department is investigating and developing leads as it searches for a suspect.

Mitchell was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center by ambulance with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office. He died shortly after arriving at the emergency room. The death is being treated as a homicide. An autopsy will be performed in Montgomery.

The Auburn Police and Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences were still working the scene in a parking lot inside the Tiger Lodge apartment complex as of 6 a.m.

The shooting occurred at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard killed three men, including former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, at a party in the summer of 2012. Desmonte Leonard was convicted of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in October and will be sentenced Jan. 7.

UPDATE I: 22 year old Markale Hart arrested in  fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell.

More black on black crime as Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder remain as quite as a church mouse.

 Police say they’ve arrested a 22-year-old man in the fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell.

Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews issued an agency statement Sunday afternoon that said Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Alabama, has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder. Police add Hart’s being held at a county jail in the state.

Body of Missing Ohio State Buckeye University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide

Tragic news to report in the case of missing Ohio St. football player  Kosta Karageorge …

The body of missing 22 year old Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found Sunday in a dumpster near the college campus. It is reported that there was also a hand gun was recovered in the dumpster as well. Sgt. Richard Weiner, with Columbus police, said that Karageorge died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The body was found inside the dumpster was identified at the scene through tattoos.

Weiner said a woman and her son were digging through the dumpster when they discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Police also discovered a handgun.

He was last seen leaving his East 7th Avenue apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m. His body was found a tenth of a mile from that location.

Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner discusses the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State Football Player Found in Dumpster With Gun

The body of Ohio State University defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was found today in a Dumpster near campus, along with a gun, Columbus Police said.

“At this time, there’s a lot of questions that we’re still trying to work out,” Sergeant Rich Weiner told reporters. “He was found inside of the Dumpster, the handgun was found inside of the Dumpster with him.

‘‘At this time we are able to confirm through tattoos here at the scene that it is the body of Kosta Karageorge,’’ Weiner said.

22 Year Old Ohio State Buckeyes Football Player Kosta Karageorge Missing Since 11/26/14 in Columbus, OH (Update: Found Deceased)

22 year old Kosta Karageorge, a walk-on football player with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former wrestler, has been missing since the early morning of Wednesday, November 26, 2014. He is reported to have left his Columbus apartment on E. 7th Avenue to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning. No one has seen him since. According to his sister Sophia, he had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset.  Karageorge missed Ohio State’s football practice at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. His sister said his cell phone was last pinged around 2:30 a.m. about 10 miles from his apartment, in Grandview, near 3rd Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.

Kosta Karageorge

Missing: Kosta Karageorge in the outfit he was wearing when last seen on late Tuesday night, early Wednesday morning.

The family of Ohio State walkon football player and former wrestler Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he was last seen leaving his Columbus apartment to take a walk to clear his head around 2 a.m. early Wednesday morning.

Karageorge, 22, is 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds, with a shaved head and a slight beard. He does not have his ID on him and was last seen wearing black sweatpants over jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with “FOC” on the hood and a black beanie.

Karageorge’s sister, Sophia, told cleveland.com that her brother was upset about something Tuesday night. His roommates, who are also Ohio State wrestlers, said he went for a walk from their apartment on East 7th Avenue in Columbus around 2 a.m.

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Pic via Twitter

Mom of OSU Buckeye Kosta Karageorge says son is missing.

In a message posted to Facebook, Susan Karageorge said a missing person’s report has been filed for her son, reserve OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge.  According to the mom, Karageorge has been missing since around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The mom added that family and friends have been searching all over campus for Karageorge to no avail, while also relaying where he may have last been seen.

UPDATE I: More than 150 volunteers join search for missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge.

Now, his face is on more than 5,000 fliers blanketing windshields, utility poles and walls near his apartment; around Lennox Town Center; and near the area in Grandview Heights to where his cellphone was last traced.

More than 150 people gathered at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters on Grandview Avenue yesterday to get the word out that Karageorge is out there somewhere.

Jeremiah Webber, who coached Karageorge as a wrestler at Thomas Worthington High School, organized the effort.

“I’m very scared for him,” Webber said. “I’m worried. I’m trying to remain optimistic. We love him, and we want him home.”

If anyone has any information about Karageorge’s possible whereabouts, call 614-747-1729 or Columbus police at 614-645-4545.

UPDATE II: Body of Missing Ohio State University Football Player Kosta Karageorge Found in a Dumpster Near Campus with Gun, Apparent Suicide.

Posted November 27, 2014 by
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SI: Ohio State’s Win over Michigan State Proves the Buckeyes Are Here to Stay … Stay Where, In the Big Ten, the Biggest Joke Power 5 Conference Today?

I KNEW THERE WAS A REASON WHY I CANCELED MY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SUBSCRIPTION YEARS AGO … ENOUGH OF THE BS THAT OHIO ST IS GREAT.

Even is the Buckeyes win out, sorry, they are not one of the top four teams in college football … NOT EVEN CLOSE. If the committee actually even considers them, then the new format is a greater joke than the BCS. Let me first preface this by saying I miss the old days when Ohio St and Michigan used to be relevant and played some of the best games ever. However, we are along way from that and the Buckeyes being in the same sentence as one of the best college football teams in America.

With all due respect the the Ohio St. Buckeyes and no due respect to the blathering at SI, let’s just call OSU and the Big Ten this year and the past couple of years for what it has been, a total and complete joke.Sorry, but one win against an over-ranked team from your own bad conference does not a Final 4 playoff team make. Sports Illustrated, get over yourself, remember when you used to be relevant? Enough of this statement win nonsense, that goes for you too ESPN. Why don’t you put up one of your famous polls to see what America thinks as to if Ohio State is a Final 4 worthy playoff team. hmm? Who have you played, just Michigan State? This some how makes you one of the 4 best teams in the country, really? Prior to the victory over the Spartans, who was you best win against, Maryland? Exactly who on the schedule below even warrants Ohio State to be in the Top 10, let alone any talk of being apart of the NCAA College football Final 4?  What team(s) in their out of conference games against Navy, VA Tech, Kent State and Cincinnati screams Final 4 worthy?

OSU_Overrated

Sorry, if a college football team decides to play no one and is a part of a weak, weak conference … NO, THEY SHOULD GET NO CONSIDERATION TO BE CALLED ONE OF THE 4 BEST TEAMS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

First there is Navy who has a current 4-5 record, then there is Kent State out of the MAC who is 1-8. Let us not forget the un-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats out of that football power, the American Athletic Conference, at 5-3. Last but not least there is the 4-5 Virginia Tech Hokies, 1-4 in the ACC,  who the Buckeyes lost to. You lost to them at home and no whining about the QB situation. Then wins against Maryland, Rutgers, Penn St. and Illinois. Even former Ohio State Buckeye and ESPN’ analyst Chris Carter would say, C’mon man, REALLY?

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No Bleacher Report, Ohio State is not playoff worthy. The only thing the Buckeyes are worthy of is winning the Big Ten title, for what that is worth. Forget the euphoria that Ohio State actually won their first game against a top 10 opponent since 2006, which just further exemplifies how down their program has been, but yet inflated by ridiculous past poll ranking by playing nothing but cupcakes. So now Ohio State has beat Michigan St, just curious, who have the Spartans played, the Oregon Ducks? Who they wound up losing to 46-27. It must have been those wins against Jacksonville St, Eastern Michigan and Wyoming that warranted that #8 ranking. I guess everyone ignored that #61 SOS of the Spartans. Oh, and by the way, Ohio St. is #53.

This was supposed to be a statement game for the Big Ten’s  best team, and it was. It just turns out that that team is Ohio State, not Michigan State. The Buckeyes grabbed the Spartans’ statement, read it aloud on national television, and now you can get ready for a whole lot of Urban Meyer and Ohio State — not just this season but next, too.

No. 14 Ohio State beat No. 8 Michigan State, 49-37, and afterward the Buckeyes let the media in on a little secret: They knew this would happen. They didn’t “know” in the way that young athletes sometimes assume they will win, no matter who they play. They really knew they would beat Michigan State. They knew how and why.

Because Meyer is such a good coach, and the Big Ten is so weak, the Buckeyes have been able to win while they build. The Big Ten helped them look better than they were the last two years. And if the Buckeyes played in a better league, they probably would have been beaten two or three times already this season.

A better league would have knocked the Buckeyes out of this year’s national-title race before they could grow up. But they play in the Big Ten. They only lost once, to lowly Virginia Tech when Barrett was still finding his footing. And now it’s November, and are there really four teams that are better than this one right now? Are you sure?

YES, I AM 100% SURE. Sorry, if Ohio St. played in the SEC WEST they would be the 5th best team behind Mississippi State, Alabama, Ole Miss and Auburn. Wait, let me correct myself, they would be 6th as they are not better than LSU either. And Urban Meyer knows it. What would Ohio St do if they had to play 5 top 10 teams in the course of a season, not one? The Buckeyes would not know what hit them if they ever had to play LSU at night under the lights in Death Valley. How does SI, ESPN or Bleacher Report think this great Buckeye team would fare if they had to play in consecutive weeks, LSU, Mississippi St, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Georgia … HMM?

So it was asked above by some dim-witted homers, “are there really four teams that are better than this one right now?” Let’s answer their question with the teams that are. The following are teams that are all better than the over-rated Buckeyes, who either/or have a much stronger strength of schedule, play better teams on a more consistent basis, have a stronger out of conference schedule and play in much stronger overall conferences:

  1. Mississippi State Bulldogs
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oregon Ducks
  4. Florida State
  5. TCU Horn Frogs
  6. Auburn Tigers
  7. Baylor Bears
  8. Arizona State Sun Devils
  9. Ole Miss Rebels
  10. Georgia Bulldogs

Let’s get real folks, the Buckeyes won one game. No more, no less. That makes them the best of a bad conference, not one of the top 4 teams in college football. If the NCAA playoff committee actually reward such a garbage resume when other teams actually play in competitive conferences and g by record only, we might as well just scrap it all and go back to only the Bowl Games and their conference affiliations. Even the late great Buckeye coach Woody Hayes would grab you by the neck  and punch you or kick you if you ever considered the 2014 Buckeyes a top four team.

Posted November 9, 2014 by
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ESPN’s Samantha Ponder Shreds Florida St QB Jameis Winston … “We’re Asking that You Don’t Lie, You Don’t Cheat, You Don’t Steal, and You Don’t Disrespect Women.”

ESPN’s Samantha Ponder rips Florida State QB Jameis Winston for his conduct and lack of character. During Saturday’s ESPN College Game Day, Samantha Ponder said what should be the obvious in what we expect not only from Jameis Winston, but from all  individuals, and not just college athletes.

“Here’s what I’m not buying. I’m not buying that the expectations are too high. Here’s what we’re asking from him: We’re asking that you don’t lie, you don’t cheat, you don’t steal, and you don’t disrespect women,” Ponder said. “And I know people want to say, ‘Oh, he’s naive and there’s some immaturity there.’ I just think we’re not giving him enough credit. He knows right from wrong. He understands that the things he’s done are wrong but he continues to make those same mistakes.”

ESPN College Game Day_Samatha Ponder

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

It is too bad FSU did not lose last night, it would have been an even greater learning experience for Jameis Winston.

Posted September 21, 2014 by
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Suspended Florida State QB Jameis Winston Warms Up in Pads During Pregame … Sent Back to Locker Room to Change by Frustrated Coach Jimbo Fisher

ARE YOU KIDDING ME … WHAT PART ABOUT YOU ARE FRIGGIN SUSPENDED FOR THE GAME DON’T YOU QUITE GET JAMEIS?

Simply amazing, this kid punk just does not get it that rules apply to him. Suspended Florida St. QB Jameis Winston came out in full pads during pregame warm ups and was acting like nothing was the matter and this was like every game. Head shaking. Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher apparently was taken by surprise at Winston dressing out and sent Winston back to the locker room to change.

The Florida State Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was suspended for Saturday night’s game against Clemson, but that didn’t stop him from showing up in full uniform during pre-game warm-ups. Tallahassee Democrat FSU beat writer Natalie Pierre tweeted out the following photo of Winston taking snaps with the Seminoles’ other quarterbacks.

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ESPN VIDEO – Pic: Screen grab from Video, click HERE or on pic to watch

Posted September 20, 2014 by
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Florida State QB & Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston Has been Suspended for the Entire Game Against ACC Foe Clemson

Jameis Winston is out for the entire game against Clemson …

Florida State president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced in a joint statement, “Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday’s incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night.”

Continuing investigation? Who is FSU kidding. The Seminoles have been guilted and forced into suspending their, all too often in trouble, quarterback  Jameis Winston for the entire game because of pressure from alums, social media, the media from the fire storm that was created after their joke of a half-game suspension following Winston’s latest indiscretion. It would appear Winston has learned nothing from his past troubles. Then again why should he have, he has never been punished. One game is probably not even enough.

Jameis Winston

ESPN –  Jameis Winston Suspended For Entire Game, Watch HERE

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not play Saturday night against Clemson.

Winston’s suspension stems from a Tuesday incident in which he stood on a table and yelled an obscene phrase in the student union on Florida State’s campus. A number of students saw Winston yell the phrase and tweeted about what they saw.

Winston reportedly was not entirely truthful with Florida State officials when he was questioned about the incident. He then admitted the entire story. Thus the reason for the extended suspension.

Posted September 20, 2014 by
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Atheist Unhappy that Arkansas State Football Team Wore Cross Decal Remembering Deceased Player Markel Owens & Equipment Mgr. Barry Weyer, Jr … University Just Handed Atheists a Major Victory

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN?

Let me just say the following, we are not a better country, nor a better people by continually allowing political correctness and Atheist thugs to dictate how we live our lives. The below story will show you just how far as a country we have fallen because every time a secular Atheist troublemaker makes waves, we cower. This has nothing to do with the “establishment clause” of the US Constitution, but instead everything to do with secularism looking to impose their ways on others and the others. If you think things have not changed in this country, and for the worse … think of the following. Think back to Nov. 14, 1970 and the plane crash that took the lives of nearly the entire Marshall football team and devastated a community. Remember the scene in the movie ‘We are Marshall’  where the coaches go to West Virginia and visit then Mountaineer head coach Bobby Bowden? That was a true story, discussed HERE by Bowden, and how so many years later he was brought to emotion. Do you remember the helmets that the University of West Virginia players were wearing, they had what on them? Who thinks back then any Atheist dare tell Bobby Bowden to remove the crosses from those helmets?

We are Marshall_WVA Helmets

That was then, This is Now ... The Arkansas State University football team in Jonesboro Arkansas wore a small cross on the back of their helmets with the initials MO and BW in honor of their fallen team member and equipment manager, Markel Owens and Barry Weyer. Sadly, Weyed died in a car accident in June and Owens was shot to death in January 2014. The players thought it would be a special way to remember and honor both of them by placing a decal featuring their initials on the arms of a cross.  According to Barry Weyer Sr., the father of one of the deceased being honored, “the players knew they were both Christians so they decided to use the cross along with their initials. They wanted to carry the spirits of Markel and Barry Don onto the field for one more season.” This is what sports and team work inspires.

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But that was not acceptable to some trouble-making atheists who had no connection with the team, the players or those being remembered. An attorney contacted Arkansas State and told them they he was “uncomfortable” with the players wearing a cross decal and wanted it removed.  Louis Nisenbaum, an attorney in Jonesboro, Arkansas, saw the team playing on television recently. He is the trouble maker who reached out to the university’s legal counsel to complain about the cross. Sadly, the gutless wonders and the legal department crumbled and allowed themselves to be bullied by atheist terrorists. When the hell are schools actually going to stand up for what is right, instead of acting like a bunch of ball-less wonders in the fact of secularism and Atheists?

Arkansas State University attorney Lucinda McDaniel agreed that the symbol was problematic, recommending that athletic director Terry Mohajir order it removed or alter it. Mohajir says after speaking with the university’s legal counsel they will modify the sticker removing any religious symbols, but keeping the initials. Gutless, just simply gutless.

In a statement released by the university, Mohajir stated:

“I am 100 percent in support of our coaches’ and players’ expression of faith, as well as their choice to honor the two individuals associated with our team who passed away by voluntarily wearing a cross decal on the back of their helmets. Unfortunately, we have received a complaint that use of the cross violates the Constitutional prohibition against separation of church and state.”

“After consulting with University counsel, we have been advised to either modify the decal or remove it completely. Thus, in order to ensure that we are in full compliance with Constitutional law, we will be modifying the decal to still honor the two individuals who are no longer with us.”

HOW IS THIS CROSS WITH INITIALS OF FALLEN TEAMMATES “ESTABLISHING A RELIGION?” It is not. It is honoring individuals who had died, nothing more, nothing less.  The players VOLUNTARILY wore the decal on their helmets, THEY WERE NOT FORCED TO!!!  The only thing that the player have been forced to do, is not wear the cross decal because of a belligerent, trouble-making and narrow minded atheist.

From USA Today:

Athletics director Terry Mohajir said he wanted to fight the decision because the decal was intended to honor former player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who both passed away this year. However, Mohajir said he had little choice but to follow advice from the university’s legal counsel to remove or modify the symbol.

“My job is to support our players and our coaches in their expression of any type of grief, and that’s what I was doing,” Mohajir told USA TODAY Sports. “Yes, it is unfortunate, and I am disappointed. However, we’re also going to uphold whatever legal advice we got, and that’s what we did based on the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. That’s what we were told we needed to do. So that’s what we did.”

Arkansas State, you might want to fire your legal council and get a backbone. At some point someone, some institution is going to have to stand up to these bullies. This cannot continue to happen.

Thanks Arkansas State, all you did by caving to Atheist thugs was to promote secularism and Atheism as seen by Freedom From Religion Foundation attorney Rebecca Markert comments when she told the outlet that the decision to remove the symbol is “great news” and that “putting religious imagery on public school property is unconstitutional.”

NCAA College Football: BIG 10 … BIG JOKE … BIG FLOP … What Has Happened to this Conference, Disastrous Day for BIG TEN

WHAT WAS THAT? Sorry, but the BIG 10 can now longer be considered a power conference …

For years many have questioned the conference and the strength of scheduling of non-conference games. Now it is just time to question whether the BIG 10 can be considered a power conference after the disastrous Saturday they just suffered through.  Two weeks into the 2014 NCAA college football season, there have been no Big 10 conference games and there is already one team with 2 losses and 5 teams with one loss. However, nothing compared to the carnage that took place yesterday, when an already questioned conference was thoroughly embarrassed.  How can the best thing that can be said of your conference be that at least Michigan St. was ahead at half time over the Oregon Ducks before they completely fell apart in the second half, or Wisconsin beating Western Illinois (who?) or Penn St. beating the Akron Zips, 21-3? Maybe PSU should play all their games in Ireland?

Big Joke

Of the 13 games played by Big 10 teams yesterday, mercifully Indiana was idle, they went 8-5. Sound not so bad, eh? WRONG! From the 8 wins, 2 came late in the game against much less talented opponents. Nebraska barely squeaked by McNeese State 31-24, Iowa needed a 4th quarter rally to defeat Ball St. 17-13 and Illinois had to muster all they could to defeat Western Kentucky 42-34. ARE YOU KIDDING? Then there was Purdue and Northwestern who lost to teams from the MAC. Folks, the reason why so-called power conferences schedule these games is to bad their win totals and treat them like pre-season for conference play.

What happened to the Big Ten, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes, Henry Williams, Bernie Bierman and Duffy Daugherty are all rolling over in their graves.

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But instead of breaking the perception that the BIG 10 is a weak conference, yesterday’s play only further exposed the Big 10, yet again. The BIG 10 is once again not ready for prime time. Sparty and the Michigan St. Spartans actually lead at the half against the high powered Ducks and appeared to be on their way to an impressive win, then the wheels came off. Sure Ohio St. is without their starting QB, but they were the #8 team and should have been able to find a way to defeat an unranked VA Tech team. Instead, the Ohio St QB was sacked all day and threw 3 interceptions. Then came what may have been the clunker of the day from the Big 10 when the Michigan Wolverines traveled to Notre Dame for the last scheduled time in this storied rivalry. One would think that would be all the motivation? NOT! The Fighting Irish destroyed Michigan 31-0. It could have been worse than that.

No. 3 Oregon 46, No. 7 Michigan State 27
Virginia Tech 35, No. 8 Ohio State 21
No. 18 Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 3
No. 16 Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0
Central Michigan 38, Purdue 17
Iowa 17, Ball State 13
Maryland 24, USF 17
Northern Illinois 23, Northwestern 15
Penn State 21, Akron 3
No. 19 Nebraska 31, McNeese State 24
Illinois 42, Western Kentucky 34
Rutgers 38, Howard 25
Minnesota 35, Middle Tennessee 24

What we learned yesterday from the Big Ten … None, and I repeat none of these teams belong in the conversation for the Final 4 and the National Championship. A two loss SEC team is better than any team in this conference. Hey Cornhuskers, its time to go back to the Big 12, Big 8, whatever they call the conference these days.

Posted September 7, 2014 by
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HERO to ZERO … USC Trojan Cornerback Josh Shaw Admits He Lied About Rescuing His Nephew from Pool … Suspended by USC

HERO TO ZERO IN A MATTER OF DAYS … IT WAS ALL A HOAX.

Josh Shaw, the USC cornerback and team captain who was hailed for being a hero for rescuing a nephew in a pool and injuring both of his ankles in the process, now admits that it was all a lie.  In a statement released by his attorney, Donald Etra, Josh Shaw acknowledged lying … “On Saturday, August 23, 2014, I injured myself in a fall.  I made up a story about this fall that was untrue. I was wrong to not tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part.” Umm, through his attorney? Why on earth would one need an attorney to say that you lied?

The Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday that Shaw’s name was in a report from an incident that occurred at the Orsini complex on North Figueroa Street Saturday about 10 p.m.

Josh Shaw, a hero for a matter of hours, is now known for a lie.

With the Trojans’ opener against Fresno State just days away, the USC senior football team captain Wednesday told school officials he fabricated a story about rescuing a nephew in a pool and lied about how he suffered ankle injuries, the school announced.

Shaw, a starting cornerback, was suspended from the team indefinitely.

“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.”

Athletic Director Pat Haden said he was disappointed and surprised because he had found Shaw to be “a very credible kid.” Haden was in the hospital because of a heart issue when he first heard of Shaw’s alleged rescue and injuries. He said USC officials vetted Shaw’s story 12 times with a number of different people.

“Right now, what we know is we have a kid that fabricated a story, period,” Haden said.

And USC publicized it.

The school did not include an explanation of what it now believes actually happened. In a statement released through his attorney, Donald Etra, Shaw acknowledged lying but did not provide any details.

Josh Shaw’s Heroic Rescue Story Was a Lie; but Why?

As rumors swirled about what happened to the player, Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr. Andrew Smith said on Tuesday evening that Shaw’s name was mentioned in a burglary report in an incident that occurred Saturday night in the 500 block of Figueroa Street, in downtown Los Angeles.

Shaw was an acquaintance of the victim, not a person of interest or a suspect, Smith said.

Posted August 28, 2014 by
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