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Former Mountaineer, Eagles OL Joshua Sills Found Not Guilty of Rape, Kidnapping



Joshua Sills with Eagles

Former Mountaineer Joshua Sills will be able to restart his NFL career after being found not guilty of rape and kidnapping on Friday.

According to reports, Sills is set to travel to Philadelphia to rejoin the Eagles following his not guilty verdict.

The NFL placed Sills, 25, on the commissioner’s exempt list in February shortly before the Super Bowl. Sills only appeared in one game for the Eagles during the 2022 season and was inactive for their NFC title win over the 49ers.

Sills, who was with West Virginia from 2016-2019 before finishing his college career at Oklahoma State, was indicted by a Guernsey, Ohio County Common Pleas Court grand jury on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping, both are classified as first-degree felonies.

According to the indictment, Sills engaged in sexual activity in Dec. of 2019 that was not consensual and held a victim against her will. The indictment also states that the alleged crime was immediately reported and the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office conducted a detailed investigation.

Joshua Sills has now been found not guilty on all charges. He signed with the Eagles before the 2022 season.

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