The lie that earned
Shaw, who fabricated a story about sustaining ankle injuries while heroically rescuing his nephew from a pool, will probably see his status as a draft prospect take a plunge. Before the incident in question, NFLDraftScout.com had projected the Trojans senior to go in the first or second round of the 2015 draft.
On a CBS conference call Thursday featuring the network's NFL analysts, former quarterbacks Dan Fouts and Boomer Esiason weighed in on how Shaw's transgression could affect him and his future as a pro.
"One of the biggest components to playing football is the word trust," Fouts said. "He's violated that trust of his teammates and the coaching staff. To win it back is going to be difficult. He needs to play well to do that. But this will haunt him, no question."
Esiason said he hopes Shaw learns the type of lesson former Notre Dame (and current
“In reality, he’s a kid and he made a mistake,” Esiason said of Shaw. “I don’t know what he’s trying to keep from everybody, or what he tried to keep from [Trojans Coach]