USC suspended linebackers Osa Masina and Don Hill from all team activities indefinitely, according to coach Clay Helton.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Masina and Hill have been barred from the team amid an ongoing sexual assault investigation, though neither have been formally charged with a crime. The pair missed both of the Trojans’ games this season, but they were previously allowed to participate in other team activities.
Masina was initially suspended in late August for the season-opener against Alabama because of an investigation for two separate alleged sexual assault incidents this summer — one in Los Angeles, also reportedly involving Hill, and one in Utah. Both alleged incidents involved the same victim. Shortly after Masina’s suspension, TMZ named Hill in a report claiming both players raped the woman in Hill’s apartment. Hill was sent home from Dallas before the game against the Crimson Tide.
The TMZ report stated that the alleged act was recorded via video and photos by Masina, and sent to the woman’s ex-boyfriend, who is said to be a football player at Arizona.
There’s been no change in the investigation’s status, per the Times, and there’s no timetable for return for either player as of this point.
Source: CBS Sports / USC suspends Osa Masina and Don Hill amid sexual assault investigation