There are some very troubling reports that surfaced on Thursday night involving members of the USC football program. According to a report from TMZ Sports, linebacker Osa Masina, who was indefinitely suspended from the program after two rape allegations from separate incidents in July surfaced, performed even further heinous actions.
Fellow USC linebacker Don Hill is also linked to the incident.
From the report:
According to the warrant, issued in Los Angeles, the woman claims she was first raped by Masina on July 14th, 2016 at the apartment of Masina’s teammate, Don Hill — a sophomore linebacker.
The woman told police Masina gave her a couple Xanax pills throughout the day. The woman says she had also been drinking alcohol, including wine by the pool and chugging Captain Morgan at a frat party.
After the frat party, the woman claims she was taken to Hill’s apartment — but insists she was “out of it” due to the Xanax and the booze. However, she remembers smoking weed.
The next thing the victim remembers is Masina forcing himself on her, along with Hill.
To add to his actions, Masina reportedly recorded video and took photos of the sexual assault and sent it to the victims ex-boyfriend, who is a player at Arizona.
Later that month, a similar incident occurred with Masina once again forcing himself on the woman after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana.
Neither Masina nor Hill have been charged with any crime at this point or even arrested.
While Masina is suspended, Hill is still able to play and is currently expected to suit up for the season-opener against Alabama.
Hopefully USC acts swiftly and gets to the bottom of this and holds their student-athletes to the highest standard. The acts described are disgusting and horrifying and there is no place for that in any establishment.