Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been arrested just days before the Super Bowl, according to reports.
Sills was indicted on Wednesday on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping in Ohio, the state’s attorney general announced.
The Eagles play against Kansas City on February 11 in the Super Bowl.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden issued a statement that said: “Joshua Matthew 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.
“Sills is an offensive guard for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
“In December 2019, the indictment says, Sills engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will.
“The crime was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation.
“The case was presented to the grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office.
“Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16.,” the statement said.
An Ohio grand jury has indicted Eagles OL Joshua Matthew Sills on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, per the Ohio attorney general:https://t.co/Gp7mslALwP
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) February 1, 2023
According to Fox News:
Sills, who plays tackle and guard, joined Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent.
He spent his collegiate career with Oklahoma State.
He was born in Sarahsville, Ohio.
He only appeared in four snaps on special teams for the Eagles in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
He’s listed as a backup right guard to Isaac Seumalo on Philadelphia’s depth chart.
Breaking: #Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges. https://t.co/QuLrKlrfUQ pic.twitter.com/hJ1h9sjHV2
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 1, 2023
Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges … just 10 days before Philadelphia is slated to play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. https://t.co/67lKlQek5H
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) February 1, 2023
Philadelphia #Eagles player indicted on rape charges in Ohio
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says
Josh Sills, offensive guard for the Eagles, was indicted by a Guernsey County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping pic.twitter.com/eMdBTc6DHY
— Kristin Mazur (@KMazurNews) February 1, 2023