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Why was Jackson Mahomes arrested? What we know about the Kansas City Chief’s QB’s brother

Highly polemic brother of chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was arrested in Johnson County, Kansas on Wednesday on felony charges of sexual battery.

Update:
El hermano de Patrick Mahomes, Jackson, es criticado por colarse en la entrevista del quarterback de los Chiefs tras la victoria del Super Bowl.
CHRISTIAN PETERSENAFP

Being the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has brought Jackson Mahomes both fame and infamy in equal measure. Many fans have expressed dismay with the amount of media spotlight focused on the social media influencer in recent years, even as 1.3 million others subscribe to his social media.

Now the younger Mahomes is in the spotlight for a different reason, as Johnson County, Kansas Sheriffs have taken him into custody on a felony charge of sexual battery.

JCSO officers booked Jackson into jail at 7:42 a.m. on Wednesday with a $100,000 bond. The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation into two separate events that occurred on February 25 at Aspens Restaurant and Lounge in Overland Park, a suburb located south west of Kansas City.

A 19-year-old waiter reported that Jackson shoved him and ordered the waiter to leave the restaurant’s office. Restaurant owner, 40-year-old Aspen Vaughn reported that Mahomes then asked to speak to her in private regarding the incident. Once inside her office, he grabbed her by the neck and forcibly kissed her at least twice.

Mahomes is set to be arraigned on Friday at 1:30 p.m. His attorney, Brendan Davies has released a statement saying, “Jackson has done nothing wrong. Our investigation has revealed substantial evidence refuting the claims of Jackson’s accuser including the statements of several witnesses. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide the fruit of our investigation so that they may have a complete picture of the matter.”

While it is a long way off, the charge of sexual battery carries between 50 and 55 months jail time. Assuming that he is indeed indicted, tried, and found guilty, with no deal reached, Jackson Mahomes’ worst case scenario is a felony record and just over four years in prison. It must be quickly added that such an outcome is highly unlikely, with the strongest possibility that he will either plead to a lesser misdemeanor charge or come to an arrangement with the alleged victim before the case comes to trial.

And then of course there is always the possibility of an acquittal or even complete exoneration at the arraignment. Watch this space.

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