Just Day Before The Super Bowl, An Eagles Player Has Been Charged With Rape….
This is not what you want to happen just days before the biggest game of your life, but that is exactly what one Eagle player now has to face.
Just days before the Super Bowl, an Eagle player has been charged with kidnapping and rape.
His entire life is now hanging in the balance at the tender age of 25, and it is just awful.
TMZ has the full story:
“The organization is aware of the legal matter involving Josh Sills,” the Eagles said in a statement. We have been in contact with the league office and are gathering additional information. At this time, we have no further comment.”
Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges … just 11 days before Philadelphia is slated to play the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
According to prosecutors in Ohio, the charges stem from an incident that happened in Guernsey County back on Dec. 5, 2019.
Officials allege that Sills — a rookie reserve lineman for the Eagles who made the team this year as an undrafted free agent — “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will.”
Prosecutors say the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the case — and a grand jury eventually indicted Sills on one felony count of rape and one felony count of kidnapping this week.The 25-year-old is slated to appear in court on the matter on Feb. 16 — just four days after the Super Bowl.
Sills — who played high school football in Ohio — attended both West Virginia and Oklahoma State during his college career. He played just a handful of snaps for the Eagles this season, appearing in just one game against the Cardinals on Oct. 9.
It is incredibly sad to see this young man having to face such horrific charges, and he is innocent until proven guilty.
What makes this even more tricky is that we are in the age of the #METOO movement when anyone can stand up and say something happened with little to no evidence.
We don’t know all the ins and outs just yet, but it likely could be a bitter ex-girlfriend wanting to cash in on Sills’s potential fame and fortune.
However, there is one thing that is certain.
This young man’s life and future are very murky.