As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, the team got some concerning news regarding one of its players Wednesday.
Reserve offensive lineman Josh Sills was indicted by the Ohio attorney general on charges of rape and kidnapping stemming from a December 2019 incident. Both charges represent first-degree felonies.
The Eagles have now responded to the matter.
The team released a statement on social media Wednesday afternoon that said it is aware of the charges against Sills and he has been placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. That means he will not be able to practice or play and will not fill a roster spot, but he will continue to receive pay.
“The NFL placed G Josh Sills on the Commissioner Exempt List,” the Eagles tweeted. “The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Sills. We have been in communication with the league office and are in the process of gathering more information.”
Sills, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State, has appeared in just one game this season. He played four snaps in the Eagles’ Week Five win over the Arizona Cardinals.
A court date of Feb. 16 has been set for Sills.
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Publish Date:2023-02-02 05:52:34