USC football: Osa Masina booted from campus amid rape investigation

In a move that was long overdue, the USC football program has dismissed linebacker Osa Masina.

Not only is Masina, who is accused of raping a woman in two different states, dismissed from the Trojans football team, he is no longer welcome at the University of Southern California.

His attorney shared the news with ESPN.com.

“He’s now been removed from the school all together, not just the football team,” his attorney Greg Skordas said. “He’s not allowed to practice. He’s not even allowed to be on the campus.”

Masina did not play in either of the Trojans’ first two games this season, along with fellow linebacker Don Hill, who was reportedly involved in the first sexual assault which took place at his home with the woman and Masina. While Hill is still allowed on campus, he is currently banned from all team activities.

“Based on additional information obtained by the university, Osa Masina and Don Hill have been suspended from participation with USC Athletics and the football team,” USC said in a statement. “To protect the rights of the students and comply with federal privacy laws no other details will be provided.”

Masina is currently at a family home in Salt Lake City.

The report claims Masina will surrender to authorities if charges are brought forth.

In the first incident, 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. The next month, a similar incident occurred in Utah, with with Masina once again forcing himself on the woman after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana.

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