Josh Sills Exempted From NFL Due To Rape Charges
Joshua Sills, 25, an offensive guard for the team, was charged on Wednesday by prosecutors in Ohio.
In 2019, he “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will”, they say.
The Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs for the championship in Arizona on 12 February.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey Paden said in a statement on Wednesday that the alleged incident was said to have occurred on 5 December 2019.
They added that the “crime was immediately reported” and that the local sheriff’s office swiftly began conducting “a detailed investigation”.
Who is Josh Sills?
Joshua Matthew Sills (born January 26, 1998) is an American football offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
Sills, a Sarahsville, Ohio, native, played college football at West Virginia and Oklahoma State before entering the NFL in 2022 as an undrafted free agent.
What is Josh Sills accused of?
Sills, 25, was indicted by a Guernsey County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both first-degree felonies. The police report states that the incident happened on December 5, 2019.
The indictment stems from an incident in December 2019. Sills allegedly “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will,” officials said. The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation after the alleged crime was immediately reported.
The indictment comes days before the Eagles are set to play in Super Bowl LVII. Sills was a rookie in 2022, and he played in one regular season game.
The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Josh Sills. We have been in communication with the league office and are in the process of gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time,” the Eagles said in a statement to Fox News Digital.