Eagles’ Josh Sills Indicted for Rape, Kidnapping Before Super Bowl
, 2023-02-01 17:46:02,
Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Josh Sills has been indicted on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping in Ohio, the state’s attorney general has announced.
The charges — both of which are first-degree felonies — were filed in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, January 31, less than two weeks before the Eagles are slated to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
Sills, 25, allegedly “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will” in December 2019, the Ohio Attorney General said in a news release. According to the statement, the alleged crime was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation. The Eagles have yet to publicly address the charges. Us Weekly has reached out to Sills for comment.
Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on February 16, four days after the Super Bowl takes place in Glendale, Arizona. The Ohio native joined the Eagles last year as a free agent after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL draft. He played in one game during his rookie season.
Prior to his NFL career, Sills spent four seasons playing at West Virgina University before transferring to Oklahoma State University for the 2020 season.
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