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Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Josh Sills indicted on rape, kidnapping prices in Ohio

Philadelphia (WPVI) – The state legal professional basic introduced Wednesday that Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Josh Gross sales has been charged with rape and kidnapping in Ohio.

Seals, 25, was charged by a grand jury within the Guernsey County Courtroom of Frequent Pleas with one depend of rape and one depend of kidnapping, each first-degree felonies.

“In December 2019, as said within the indictment, Seals engaged in sexual exercise that was not consensual and held a sufferer towards her will. The crime was reported promptly, and an in depth investigation was carried out by the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Workplace,” the Ohio legal professional basic mentioned. Press launch.

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Philadelphia Eagles guard Josh Seals (61) sits on the sidelines throughout an NFL soccer sport towards the Miami Dolphins, on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Florida.

AP Picture/Doug Murray

Officers say the case has gone to a grand jury and is being tried by the legal professional basic’s workplace’s particular prosecution division.

Sills is a resident of Sarasville, Ohio.

The NFL mentioned Sills has been positioned on the approved exempt listing, which implies that for now he could not take part in practices and video games or journey with the workforce.

“The matter might be reviewed beneath the NFL’s Private Conduct Coverage,” the league mentioned.

There was no phrase from the league on how lengthy Seals will stay on the roster, and whether or not he might be banned from Tremendous Bowl LVII.

Al-Nusour mentioned in an announcement:

“The group is conscious of the authorized matter relating to Josh Gross sales. We now have been in touch with the league workplace and are gathering extra data. We now have no additional remark right now.”

Seals spent the primary 4 years of his school profession at West Virginia earlier than transferring to Oklahoma State in 2020.

He was one among three rookie undrafted gamers to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster for the Eagles 2022 season.

Seals was summoned to seem within the Guernsey County Courtroom of Frequent Pleas on 16 February.

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