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Los Angeles Rams ‘get back coach,’ Ted Rath, charged with sexual battery

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The LA Rams’ director of strength training and performance wasn’t present for the Super Bowl and now fans know why.

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The director of strength training and performance for the Los Angeles Rams, Ted Rath, has been mostly known by NFL fans as Head Coach Sean McVay’s “Get-Back” coach — keeping the excitable young coach from drifting in the referee’s way during plays.

Today comes news that Rath was charged with three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department put out a statement explaining that the incident happened last June and after several investigations, Rath was taken into custody seven months later.

This morning, Ted Rath entered the plea of not guilty.

The front office for the Rams said previously he would miss the Super Bowl due to a recent medical procedure. The Rams said in a statement today:

We are aware of the charges….we take allegations very seriously... once the charges were filed, we decided Ted would take a leave of absence from the team….as the matter works its way thru the justice system”.

Rath has been on leave from team since before the NFC championship game in New Orleans.