Josh Sillsa backup offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, was charged with alleged rape and kidnapping less than two weeks before his team will compete in the 2023 Super Bowl.
Sills, 25, is accused of sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will in Ohio in December 2019, Ohio prosecutors said in a statement, adding that the crime was immediately reported and police were investigating have. On January 31, the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court charged the athlete with one count of rape and one kidnapping, both first-degree crimes.
According to a police report obtained by ESPN, an officer was dispatched to an emergency room at a Cambridge, Ohio, hospital on Dec. 5, 2019, to receive a report of a sexual assault.
The alleged victim, a woman, told police that Sills, a friend from high school, dropped her and her cousin off at her cousin’s place of residence and that the NFL player allegedly moved after her cousin left the She climbed back into the truck and later sexually assaulted her in the vehicle. A nurse informed the dispatched officer that the victim had bruises on his mouth.
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