Even as there are more important things in play, it appears the USC playing careers of two Trojans have, at least for now, come to a close.
Monday, Osa Masina and Don Hill were listed on the Trojans’ online roster. Tuesday, that changed as both of their names were removed a day later.
The twin removals came a few days after Masina (pictured) had been charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of forcible sodomy in connection to an alleged July incident in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. All three of those counts are felonies.
On July 26, the victim alleged, she passed out and awoke to find Masina on top of her, anally raping her. She claimed to have woken up the next morning in pain and went to police, while a rape kit was subsequently administered.
Masina and Hill were suspended for the first two games of the season after the allegations surfaced, but had been permitted to practice with the team. Last week, both players were banned from all football-related activities.
Neither Masina nor Hill have been charged in connection to the alleged Los Angeles rape.