Philadelphia Eagles Player Arrested On Rape, Kidnapping Charges Days Before Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was indicted on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping in Ohio on Wednesday, the state’s attorney general announced. The Eagles play against Kansas City on Feb. 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.

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.