Prosecutors in Los Angeles have decided not file sexual assault charges against former USC linebacker Osa Masina.
After an investigation into a sexual assault charge in July, it was ultimately determined that there wasn’t enough evidence to bring Masina to trial.
Masina was suspended from the USC football team in September.
Following a Title IX investigation, it was recommended that he be dismissed as a student from the university in January but has since appealed the decision.
Masina has maintained his innocence throughout the entire legal proceedings and is facing charges alongside former teammate Don Hill.
The victim of the alleged crime claims that she was too intoxicated to tell Masina that she wasn’t interested in intercourse.
According to Masina, the sex was consensual and at no point was he told to stop by the victim. The D.A.’s released a report that explained the logic in their decision not to pursue criminal charges:
“Due to the victim’s description of the amount of controlled substances and alcohol consumed by the suspects, as well as Masina’s statements, there is insufficient evidence to prove they knew or should have known that she was unable to legally consent,”
Masina faces a similar charge in Utah which involves the same victim.
There has not yet been a ruling connected with that separate charge.
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