Philadelphia Eagles rookie offensive lineman Josh Sills has been positioned on the NFL’s commissioner exempt checklist following his indictment on one rely of rape and one rely of kidnapping in Ohio.
Along with his placement on the exempt checklist, he can not apply, play or journey with the group because it prepares for Super Bowl LVII.
“The group is conscious of the authorized matter involving Josh Sills. We have now been in communication with the league workplace and are within the means of gathering extra info. We have now no additional remark right now,” the Eagles stated in a press release earlier than the NFL took motion.
A grand jury in Guernsey County, Ohio, introduced the motion in opposition to Sills, 25, in reference to a 2019 case.
A Wednesday information launch from the workplace of Ohio legal professional common Dave Yost stated a lady alleged that in December 2019, Sills compelled her participate in non-consensual sexual exercise and held her in opposition to her will. The incident was reported instantly to the Guernsey County Sheriff’s workplace, which launched a “detailed investigation,” per the discharge.
The case is being prosecuted by the Ohio legal professional common’s particular prosecutions part.
Stills was issued a summons to look in a Guernsey County courtroom room on February 16 – 4 days after the Eagles meet the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz.
Sills performed collegiately at West Virginia earlier than transferring to Oklahoma State, the place he was a group captain and first-team All-Large 12 choice in 2021. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2022.
An Ohio native, Sills noticed restricted motion with the Eagles. He appeared in a single sport – a 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on October 9 – and performed 4 snaps on particular groups.