PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Philadelphia Eagles player has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges ahead of the Super Bowl.
According to Reuters, on Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced that rookie offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on charges of rape and kidnapping.
The 25-year-old Sills 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 indictment alleges that in December 2019 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 an investigation.
According to Yost’s office, the case was presented to a grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office.
The Eagles did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the team or Sills.
Sills began the 2022 National Football League campaign as one of three undrafted rookies to earn an opening day roster spot. He appeared in one game this season in October, taking part in four special teams plays.
Sills has been issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 16, four days after the Eagles are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Bill Berkrot)