The Philadelphia Eagles have responded to reports of their offensive lineman, Josh Sills, being indicted on rape and kidnapping charges.
TMZ broke the news this Wednesday with claims that the arrest stems from an incident that occurred in 2019.
Sills, a rookie backup OL, made the team this season as an undrafted free agent and, per the above, has found himself in trouble with the law less than two weeks away from the Super Bowl.
The Eagles have offered comment on the matter, per Dov Kleiman, stating the following”.
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.
TMZ notes that Ohio prosecutors have revealed that Sills “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will” in Guernsey County on December 5, 2019.
It’s understood that the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation following a report made against the player, who has been indicted on one felony count of rape and one felony count of kidnapping by a grand jury this week.
Sills’ status for the Super Bowl is unknown, with the Eagles scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.