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A jury acquitted Sills on rape and kidnapping charges in Guernsey County court Friday afternoon. The not guilty verdict comes six months after a grand jury indicted Sills on the charges, which stemmed from a 2019 incident.
A woman accused Sills of raping and holding her against her will in December 2019. In the incident report, the victim told authorities she has known Sills for multiple years.
Following the acquittal, Attorney General Dave Yost said in a statement that he “still believed the victim” but respected the jury’s decision.
“In America, criminal convictions require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The jury did not see it, and I thank them for doing their duty under the law,” Yost said.
Sills denied the accusations since he was charged in February, shortly before the Eagles were set to play in the Super Bowl. He was an undrafted agent and had played one game that season, and after he was indicted, he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list.