Eagles reserve Sills indicted on alleged rape and kidnapping charges
Philadelphia Eagles reserve offensive linesman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges from an alleged 2019 incident in Ohio, authorities said on Wednesday.
Sills engaged in alleged sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will in December 2019, Ohio attorney general Dave Yost of Guernsey County said in a news release.
The case, which was immediately reported and investigated, was presented to the grand jury on Tuesday and is being prosecuted by the attorney general's office.
Sills, an undrafted free agent who has played just once this season, was ordered to appear in court in Ohio on February 16, four days after the Eagles' Super Bowl LVII clash against the Kansas City Chiefs.
"Sills may not participate in practices and games or travel with the team while on the Commissioner Exempt List," the NFL said in a statement.
"The matter will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy."
The Eagles added in a statement: "The organisation 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, who played for West Virginia and Oklahoma State, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in April.