Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Josh Sills indicted on rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in Ohio, the state’s attorney general announced Wednesday.

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.

“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 Ohio Attorney General said in a news release.

Philadelphia Eagles guard Josh Sills (61) sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

AP Photo/Doug Murray

Officials say the case was presented to the grand jury and is being prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office.

Sills is a resident of Sarahsville, Ohio.

The NFL said Sills has been placed on the Commissioner Exempt List, which means for now he may not participate in practices and games or travel with the team.

“The matter will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” the league said.

There was no word from the league on how long Sills would be on the list, and whether he would be prevented from participating in Super Bowl LVII.

In a statement, the Eagles said:

“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.”

Sills spent the first four years of his college career at West Virginia before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2020.

He was one of three undrafted rookies to earn an opening day roster spot for the Eagles’ 2022 season.

Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 16.

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