Rams strength coach Ted Rath, who is also known as the “get back coach.” In addition to his strength and conditioning duties, he was tasked with making sure head coach Sean McVay stayed on the sideline.
Rath didn’t attend the NFC Championship nor was on the sideline for the Super Bowl. The team said at the time he was dealing with an injury.
It turns out Rath was actually arrested days before the NFC Championship game for an alleged sexual battery that took place in June.
“The charges stem from an incident last June between Rams strength coach Ted Rath and a female acquaintance at a Moorpark home last June with allegations of touching a person’s intimate body parts against their will. But Rath wasn’t arrested until January 15,” Senior Deputy DA Erik Nasarenko told KNX.
January 15 was just five days before the Rams beat New Orleans in the NFC championship game, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Rath didn’t travel with the team to New Orleans or to the Super Bowl. The Rams said the coach was recovering from an injury at the time.
The team probably didn’t want to deal with the distraction at the time, but it also looks like the Rams were trying to protect their get back coach. That isn’t exactly what the team’s priority should be.
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