On February 1st, 2023, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in Ohio. According to the Attorney General's office in Guernsey County, Sills is accused of raping a woman and holding her against her will on December 5th, 2019.
This news comes just 11 days before the Eagles are set to play in Super Bowl LVII. The team has yet to comment on the situation, but it is sure to be a distraction for the team as they prepare for their big game.
Sills was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft and had been playing as a backup offensive lineman this season. He had yet to make an appearance in any games this year prior to his arrest.
The news of Sills' indictment has sent shockwaves through the NFL community and beyond. It is unclear what kind of punishment he may face if convicted, but it could be severe given the nature of the charges against him.
It remains to be seen how this will affect the Eagles' chances at winning Super Bowl LVII, but one thing is certain: this news will certainly be a distraction for them as they prepare for their biggest game of the year.