One Philadelphia Eagles‘ lineman attacker has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges, just over a week since the team’s scheduled appearance against the Kansas City Chiefs at LVII Super Cup.
Prosecutors request charges against Josh Sills stemming from an incident in Ohio in December 2019, according to Sports TMZ.
Philadelphia Eagles captain charged with rape, kidnapping stemming from 2019 incident
Authorities also alleged that the 25-year-old reserve rookie, who formed the team as an untrained free agent earlier this year, had “engaged in sexual activity without consent. consent and keep the victim against her will.” Indictment read.
“The crime was reported immediately and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation,” the Ohio Attorney General said in a press release.
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The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the case, with a grand jury indicting Sills on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping this week.
The news is that there are only 11 days left until Super Bowl LVII, where the Eagles will face off against the Captains.
Meanwhile, Sills was subpoenaed in connection with the allegations on February 16, just days after Super Bowl LVII.
– Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 1, 2023
Sills will appear in court on February 16, playing just one game against the Eagles on October 9
The Ohio native ended up attending both Oklahoma State and West Virginia during his early college career.
He only appeared in one game against the Cardinals on October 9, and played only a few snaps. Sills is one of three untrained rookies to earn a spot on the Eagles’ opening date roster for the 2022 season.
Meanwhile, the Eagles have yet to comment publicly on the matter as of Wednesday, as they are scheduled to play Kansas City on February 11 in Arizona.
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