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Eagles OL Josh Sills indicted on rape charges in Ohio

CBS Pittsburgh 2/2/2023 CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was indicted in Ohio on rape charges Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced.

A grand jury in Ohio's Guernsey County Common Pleas court indicted Sills on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping. Both are felony charges.

The indictment accuses Sills of sexually assaulting a woman in December 2019 somewhere in Guernsey County, Ohio. 

Sills was ordered to appear before the county court on Feb. 16.

Sills, an Oklahoma State graduate, was signed in 2022 as an undrafted free agent. 

According to the Eagles' website, Sills appeared in one game, a 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, in the 2022 season. They released a statement.

"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."

The NFL also released a statement on the indictment.

"The National Football League placed Philadelphia Eagles' Josh Sills on the Commissioner Exempt List following today's indictment by a grand jury in Ohio. Sills may not participate in practices and games or travel with the team while on the Commissioner Exempt List. The matter will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy."

The Eagles are set to play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

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