College football: Former Brighton star Osa Masina ordered to leave USC amid sexual assault investigation

Former Brighton High star Osa Masina has been suspended from all football activities and ordered to vacate the University of Southern California amid a continuing sexual assault investigation.

Masina, who has is being investigated by police in Los Angeles and Cottonwood Heights, was placed on "interim suspension" and had until Monday evening to leave the university pending the review of a Title IX complaint that had been filed against the sophomore linebacker, said his attorney, Salt Lake defense lawyer Greg Skordas.

Last month, the Los Angeles Police Department executed a search warrant as part of an investigation into two allegations of sexual assault in California and Utah earlier in the summer. So far, no criminal charges have been filed.

Masina had not been allowed to play in USC's first two games of the season but, until recently, had been allowed to practice with the team. Now he has been barred from any contact with the team and forbidden from attending school functions.

USC linebacker Don Hill has also been named as a suspect in the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation and, according to reports, was also suspended from team activities this week.

Masina was a Salt Lake Tribune MVP and Max Preps second-team All-American as a senior at Brighton. During his freshman season at USC, he finished with 25 tackles. He also returned a fumble for a touchdown.


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Southern California's Osa Masina, left, works out during the NCAA college football team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Masina is being investigated on suspicion of sexual assault in Utah. Police documents released Tuesday show authorities are looking into allegations against linebacker Masina stemming from a July 30 incident. (John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, Southern California's Osa Masina works out during NCAA college football practice in Los Angeles. He is one of two USC football players under investigation for sexual assault. The team has sent linebacker Don Hill home from Dallas, where the No. 20 Trojans are set to open the season Saturday, Sept. 3, against No. 1 Alabama. The team on Friday would say only that Hill had violated team rules. Masina did not make the trip with the team. (John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, File)