USC's Josh Shaw Advised By Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police

PHOTO: University of Southern California Josh Shaw answers questions at a press conference of USCs new football coach Steve Sarkisian in this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo.
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The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News today.

The football player spoke twice with Los Angeles Police, lawyer Donald Etra told ABC News, but he has advised Shaw to not do any more interviews with the cops.

"It is now time to move on," Etra said.

Shaw originally claimed that he sprained both his ankles last Saturday leaping from a second floor balcony to save his young nephew who was floundering in a swimming pool. He later admitted the story was bogus as police reports surfaced that they were called to a Los Angeles address that same night after receiving calls about a woman screaming.

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Police initially investigated whether the apartment of Shaw's girlfriend had been burglarized, but police spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas told ABC News that they are now trying to determine whether Shaw and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute.

Detectives from the LAPD said they would like to speak to Shaw regarding the possible domestic dispute.

Vanegas pointed out that a domestic dispute is different from domestic violence, which is a crime. A domestic dispute is not a crime.

Shaw is not a suspect or considered a person of interest in the burglary investigation, she said.

USC has suspended Shaw indefinitely.

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