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In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat
In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat

We so badly wanted to believe it. During a time when so many of our football players are running the streets creating chaos, we so badly wanted to believe in the one who jumped from a balcony to save a life. This was not a football player who assaulted a barfly or drove drunk into a ditch. Josh Shaw wasn't using his athletic skills for something bad, but something pure, the rescue of a child, his 7-year-old nephew who was drowning in an apartment pool, and the mere thought of it gave us goose bumps. We so wanted to believe that during a Saturday night family function, Shaw saw the boy in peril and leapt from the second floor of a home, injuring his ankles as he landed on the...

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