An eventful NFL season is almost complete.
Only the Super Bowl remains.
But the big game was thrown into chaos after one sex scandal.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are set to square off in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona.
But there’s a cloud hanging over the game because Eagles reserve offensive lineman Josh Sills was accused of sexual assault.
The incident stems from when Sills was in college in December 2019.
The Ohio Attorney General office released in a statement, “In December 2019, the indictment says, Sills engaged in sexual activity that was not consensual and held a victim against her will. The crime was immediately reported, and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation.”
Since the initial indictment, more lurid details about the charges against Sills emerged.
From The New York Post:
“According to the police report, Sills allegedly forced a woman to perform oral sex on him for ‘approximately 20 minutes’ in his truck around 2 a.m. ‘until he did his thing’ — which resulted in the woman sustaining bruising in the back of her throat, her inner lip, her right ear and on the back of her left knee. Police said they took photos of the alleged victim’s injuries. In the report, the woman said Sills had given her and her cousin a ride back to her cousin’s home from a local cafe. The woman and Sills, who were both 21 years old at the time, knew each other for approximately seven or eight years and attended high school together.”
The disturbing details are the last thing Philadelphia Eagles want to hear as they endeavor to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history; the Eagles upset the New England Patriots and Tom Brady in Super Bowl LII.
The team wrote in a statement, “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.”
Sills was placed on the Commissioner Exempt List, meaning he has been suspended from all league activity indefinitely.
The New York Post added:
“Police said the victim told them that Sills grabbed her by the arm and pulled her back in as her cousin exited the vehicle. According to the report, the woman said her cousin ‘did not think anything of it and shut the door and walked into the house.’ That’s when Sills allegedly attempted to kiss her before grabbing her by the neck and throwing her down on the seat. The woman said Sills allegedly unbuttoned her pants and began groping her while she told him to stop repeatedly. According to the report, the woman said Sills allegedly sat up, grabbed her by the back of her neck and pulled her on top of him, and said ‘she was doing this and was not leaving until she did this.’”
Sills’ court date is set for February 16th, and his attorney claimed that the allegations were entirely false.
The NFL has attempted to clean up its off-the-field image, and this certainly does not help.