Josh Shaw granted hardship waiver

Updated: April 13, 2012, 12:10 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive back Josh Shaw had his hardship waiver granted by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for the Trojans in 2012, he said Thursday.

He'll be a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.

Shaw, a transfer from Florida, filed a claim with the NCAA shortly after arriving at USC in January. It centered on his ailing father and grandfather and the family business that required him to be closer to their Palmdale home.

"We were ...

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