More details have emerged regarding the off-field situation involving Osa Masina, and, suffice to say, they don’t paint a very flattering portrait of the USC football player. At all.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Masina was under investigation in both California and his home state of Utah amidst allegations of sexual assault. TMZ.com has obtained a copy of the search warrant used by police in Los Angeles to search Masina’s Los Angeles apartment as well as the linebacker’s phone. A DNA sample was also obtained from Masina.
It’s alleged that Masina raped the same woman in both Los Angeles and Utah on two separate occasions back in July. It’s further alleged that Masina took photos and videos of the alleged sexual assault and sent them to the alleged victim’s ex-boyfriend via Snapchat.
One of Masina’s Trojan teammates, fellow linebacker Don Hill, is also mentioned in the warrant, although it’s unclear if he’s the subject of a police investigation as well.
From TMZ‘s report on the first alleged rape, which the woman claims took place July 14 in Los Angeles…
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 recalls is having sex with Osa Chad Masina,” the search warrant says. The woman claims she remembers Masina “holding her head and putting her mouth on his penis” while Hill had vaginal sex with her.
… and the second alleged rape, this one July 26 in Utah:
The woman claims she passed out and awoke to see him on top of her, engaging in anal sex with her. She also says he forced oral sex.
The woman says she woke up the next morning in pain and went to police, and a rape kit was administered.
Head coach Clay Helton confirmed earlier this week that Masina had been indefinitely suspended for USC’s opener against Alabama, even as the true sophomore is, for whatever reason, still permitted to practice with the team. Helton’s explanation for that is the university, not the football program, that’s handling the player’s discipline.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Cottonwood Heights (Utah) Police Department is investigating Masina on allegations of forcible rape, forcible sodomy, fondling and exploitation via a telecommunication device.
At this point, no charges have been filed against either Masina or Hill.
Masina (pictured, left) was a five-star 2015 recruit who was the top-rated player at any position in the state of Utah. He played in 12 games as a true freshman last season and was credited with 25 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss, with the highlight of his first year as a Trojan coming on a fumble return for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Arkansas State.
On the preseason depth chart released a week ago, Masina was listed as a backup to starting inside linebacker Michael Hutchings.