Eagles Lineman Josh Sills Indicted on Rape, Kidnapping Charges
Eagles’ offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges by an Ohio grand jury today. Ohio attorney general Dave Yost and Guernsey County sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announced the charges on Wednesday in a statement.
Sills, 25, was indicted on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping stemming from a December 2019 incident. Both charges are first-degree felonies in Ohio.
According to the indictment, Sills allegedly “engaged in sexual conduct” with the victim when he “purposely compelled her to submit by force or threat of force” and did “by force, threat or deception remove (the victim) from the place where she was found or restrain the liberty of her for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a felony.”
Per Ian Rapoport, Sills has been placed on the Commissioner Exempt List following today’s indictment. Sills will not be allowed to travel with the Eagles or participate in practices or games while on the Exempt List.
Sills was issued a summons to appear in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court at 1:00 p.m. on February. 16.
Sills played just four snaps for the Eagles this season on special teams against the Cardinals in Week 5. The 25-year-old Sills played at West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
The Eagles released a statement on today’s indictment:
“The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Josh Sills,” the Eagles said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”