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USC player barred from contacting his accuser

SALT LAKE CITY — A suspended USC football player charged with rape in Utah, and facing allegations involving the same woman in California, was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim.

Making his first court appearance for the Utah case, Osa Masina did not speak with reporters and responded only "Yes, sir" to a judge when asked if he understood the charges. Neither he nor his lawyer objected to the no-contact order.

Masina, 19, is accused of assaulting the woman, also 19, after she passed out following a July party in Utah, according to charging documents. Los Angeles County prosecutors are also reviewing sexual assault allegations after police handed over the investigation, according to district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison.

Georgia: Running back Nick Chubb (high ankle sprain) likely will miss today's game against Tennessee, his father told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Ohio State: Offensive lineman Demetrius Knox (broken foot) will miss about eight weeks.

Political football: Planes carrying messages opposing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will perform flyovers at five big games today, all in "swing states" in the presidential election. National women's advocacy organization UltraViolet Action commissioned the flyovers.

USC player barred from contacting his accuser 09/30/16 [Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2016 9:28pm]
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