USC’s former Linebacker, Osa Masina, was already put on suspension for on ongoing sexual assault investigation. However, Friday, the University of Southern California came to a decision that he not only wasn’t allowed to practice or participate in any USC affiliated events— but he also is no longer welcome on the University’s campus. He is prohibited from being on the premises without permission and an escort. According to his attorney, Greg Skordas, USC allowed him until 6 p.m on Monday to vacate his campus residence. Masina has been back with family in Salt Lake City since Sunday.
USC’s Coach Clay Helton stated that Masina and teammate Don Hill, who is also under investigation for sexual assault of the same woman, will no longer take part in any football affiliated activities as well.
Both players sat out during the first two games of the season against Alabama and, Utah State. However, they were still able to participate in team practices and attend team meetings. As of right now, Hill’s status with the University is unclear.
Back in August Osa Masina was served with a search warrant for his cell phone and to collect DNA samples. Masina’s cell phone was allegedly used to film himself having sex with the woman. He is also under investigation for a second assault of the same woman.
Around the time to make the trip to Alabama, Clay Helton made a statement that Osa Masina was not going to be traveling with the team due to “violation of team rules”. This was stated days after the search warrant was issued, in which Hill still traveled but was sent home
Neither of them have been arrested or charged.