Rams strength and conditioning coach Ted Rath was found not guilty of three counts of sexual battery in a California courtroom Friday according to Megan Diskin of the Ventura County Star.
The jury deliberated for about an hour before returning the verdict according to the paper. The 35-year-old Rath was arrested January 15 for an alleged June 2018 incident involving a woman he knew. She accused Rath of touching her buttocks and genitalia while she slept in her Southern California residence.
Rath declined to speak with the paper after the verdict but has maintained he does not remember what happened that night, with only “snapshots” of memory,” according to the newspaper, and his defense attorneys pointed to medication he was taking after a stroke as a possible cause.
The Rams placed Rath on a leave of absence after the arrest. Team spokesmen gave the following statement to the paper Friday night: “We are aware of today’s verdict. Now that this trial is complete, we will revisit Ted Rath’s status. In addition, we will continue to assist the NFL as it completes its separate investigation.”