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TMZ: Rams "Get Back" coach charged with sexual battery

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  • TMZ: Rams "Get Back" coach charged with sexual battery

    3/15/2019 2:37 PM PDT

    L.A. Rams "Get Back" coach, whose job is to physically restrain head coach Sean McVay from stepping on the field, is now in real hot water ... he's been charged with sexual battery.

    His name is Ted Rath -- and he went viral during the 2018 season thanks to a highlight reel showing him constantly pulling McVay toward the bench so he wouldn't get run over by players and refs.

    Rath -- who's also the team's strength and conditioning coach -- has been hit with 3 misdemeanor sexual battery charges stemming from an alleged incident on June 15, 2018.

    Officials tell TMZ Sports the incident took place at a private residence in Moorpark, CA ... with the alleged victim claiming Rath groped her multiple times without her consent.

    The Rams addressed the charges on Friday ... saying, "We take these allegations very seriously."

    The Rams added ... "Once the charges were filed, we decided Ted would take a leave of absence from the team as this matter works its way through the justice system.”

    Rath is facing more than a year behind bars if convicted ... and he would have to register as a sex offender.

    Rath is due back in court next month.

  • #2
    Apparently, the Rams and the NFL knew about this before the Super Bowl, but managed to keep it a secret and away from the media.


    • #3
      We have zero details on this, so I'm reserving judgement. More should come out at the pre-trial hearing on the 19th. If guilty though, he deserves whatever punishment he gets.


      • #4
        In a related story, the Browns have just offered Coach Rath a contract to play RB.
        The more things change, the more they stay the same.


        • #5
          From Pro Football Talk...

          Sean McVay on charges against get-back coach: Some gray exists
          Posted by Charean Williams on March 21, 2019, 6:04 PM EDT

          Rams director of strength training and performance Ted Rath was arrested on Jan. 15 on charges of sexual battery. The Rams placed Ted Rath, who doubles as the team’s get-back coach, on a leave of absence.

          They have not fired him.

          “There is some gray that exists,” Rams coach Sean McVay said Thursday in his first public comments, via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. “We’re looking for clarity from that situation. The biggest thing is making sure we have all the facts necessary to make the right decisions for this organization.”

          Rath entered a not guilty plea Friday to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery for an alleged incident that took place in June.


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