By Lauren Dulatre
As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their third Super Bowl, a serious off-field problem has been brought to light about lineman Joshua Sills. On February 1, 2023, multiple news outlets have reported that Sills was arrested due to accusations of rape and kidnapping from an incident in 2019.
In the reports, it said that Sills reportedly “engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will” in December 2019. Reports also state that a grand jury in Ohio ordered that Sills’ court date would be on February 16, four days after the Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
“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,” said the Philadelphia Eagles.
Pro Football Talk, also reported that Sills has been moved to the Commissioner Exempt List, meaning that Sills is no longer allowed to practice and play with the team for the Super Bowl, but Sills will still be receiving a paycheck from the league until the investigation finishes.