​Should these accusations prove accurate, it's not a good look for the Rams or the NFL.


The ​Rams' Sean McVay 'get back' coach, as Ted Rath has been coined by the rest of the league and media, was ​charged with sexual battery on Jan. 15. How, then, did the NFL keep this under raps in the leadup to the big game? Evidently, they purposely kept this news from the many media members on-site.


Per Pro Football Talk: "The source said that the Rams also had communicated the information regarding the arrest to the league office, meaning that both the Rams and the NFL concealed the situation during the week that the Rams were in the epicenter of the NFL’s biggest event of the year, with an article on NFL.com providing the official reason for Rath’s absence from Super Bowl week without even mentioning the other official reason that would have kept him away from the team."


This is certainly sketchy, as both the Rams and NFL knew of the disturbing charges against Rath. Yet, this news is only surfacing this week, more than a month after the big game. While convenient for the NFL, it shows a disturbing lack of transparency in the league. 


This is information which should've been readily available to the media, regardless of whether the Rams were playing in the Super Bowl or not. By avoiding bad press during Super Bowl week, the NFL has essentially started its own PR nightmare.