Don Hill sent home from Alabama game after suspension

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Don Hill was suspended and sent home a day before USC’s season opener against Alabama in Dallas for a “violation of team rules,” according to a USC spokesperson.

Hill was mentioned in a TMZ report on Thursday detailed sophomore linebacker Osa Masina’s multiple alleged sexual assaults. TMZ, which obtained a copy of a search warrant, reported that Hill allegedly participated in raping a woman at Hill’s off-campus apartment on July 14.

Masina was also suspended for the Alabama game, though the University allowed him to practice with the team in the week leading up to the game. He is also being reportedly investigated for another alleged sexual assault in Utah on July 26.

Hill has been disciplined before for several incidents. Following a DUI in Boise, Idaho in 2015, he was suspended for spring camp. Hill also did not participate in spring camp before this season due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Neither Masina nor Hill have been charged with a crime.

USC begins its season against Alabama on Saturday.