HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Ted Rath, the Los Angeles Rams' Director of Strength Training and Performance, who is also known as the 'Get-Back Coach' for head coach Sean McVay, has been arraigned on three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery stemming from an incident that occurred in Moorpark, Calif., on June 15, 2018.
Rath’s attorney entered a plea of not guilty on Rath’s behalf on Friday in court in Ventura County, California. Rath was arrested on Jan. 15, just days before the Rams played in the NFC Championship game.
SportsRadio 610 host and former NFL player, Travis Johnson, originally received the tip about Rath and the three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, and SportsRadio 610 contacted sister station KNX 1070 AM NewsRadio in Los Angeles to help investigate the story.
KNX 1070 AM NewsRadio reporter Jon Baird asked Rath’s attorney, Vicki Podberesky, whether the arrest played a role in Rath missing the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. Podberesky said Rath was in fact injured at the time, but also said her client was transparent with the Rams throughout the entire process and that the Rams and Rath made a joint decision that Rath would not coach in those games so as not to be a distraction to the team.
Baird also reached out to the Rams for comment, and the team responded with the following statement: “We are aware of the charges. We take the allegations very seriously. Once the charges were filed we decided that Ted would take a leave of absence from the team as the matter works its way through the justice system.”