The USC football program has officially pulled defensive end Don Hill from the season opener in Dallas this weekend … and sources tell us it’s all because of his involvement in a rape investigation.
TMZ Sports broke the story … cops are investigating allegations 20-year-old Hill and his teammate, Osa Masina, raped an intoxicated woman during a July 14th incident.
According to the search warrant, the accuser claims she was so intoxicated she could barely move … but does remember both Hill and Osa having sex with her.
The woman claims Osa recorded the incident and Snapchatted it to her ex-boyfriend — a college football player at the University of Arizona.
We spoke with USC which confirmed, “Don Hill was sent back home today for a violation of team rules.”
The spokesperson would not get into specifics — but our USC sources tell us the move is directly connected to the rape investigation.
Important to note, neither Hill nor Masina have been arrested or charged with a crime.
USC previously suspended Masina for “violation of team rules” — and sources tell us it’s due to the same investigation.