USC Player Accused of Assault Sent Home From Dallas

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The USC Football team sent linebacker Don Hill home from Dallas, where the No. 20 Trojans are to open the season against No. 1 Alabama in the AdvoCare Classic taking place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

USC would only say that Hill had violated team rules. A search warrant and affidavit from Los Angeles County Superior Court obtained by ESPN, TMZ and the Los Angeles Times say he is under investigation for sexual assault.

The court documents show the same investigation is looking into USC linebacker, Osa Masina, who did not make the trip to Texas with the team, again citing violation of team rules.

Hill and Masina assaulted the woman at Hill’s off-campus apartment on July 14 after allegedly giving her marijuana, Xanax and alcohol. The court documents say Masina also shot the assault on video and sent it to the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

Masina is also accused of assaulting the same woman on July 26th in his home state of Utah. Police Lt. Dan Bartlett in the Salt Lake City suburb of Cottonwood Heights confirmed the investigation of Masina earlier this week.

Both players are sophomores and neither player has been arrested or charged in the recent incident. The team also suspended Hill in 2015 after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in his hometown of Boise, Idaho.

Defense attorney Greg Skordas says Masina is cooperating with police. Information on an attorney for Hill was not available.

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  1. It’s obvious they aren’t on an intellectual scholarship.

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