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Patrick Mahomes’ brother Jackson charged with sexual battery


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jackson Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was briefly jailed Wednesday on aggravated sexual charges over an alleged altercation at a Kansas restaurant in late February.

Jackson Mahomes, 22, was arraigned Tuesday in Johnson County, Kansas, on three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of battery. He was later released on Wednesday after posting $100,000 bail. During a short virtual appearance in court, the judge has scheduled the next online hearing for May 11.

Under the terms of his bond, Jackson Mahomes will not be allowed to discuss his case publicly.

The probable cause affidavit in the case was not immediately available. But The Kansas City Star reported that police previously confirmed they were investigating a February 25 incident involving Jackson Mahomes at a restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb.

Jackson Mahomes’ attorney, Brandan Joseph Davies, said in a statement that the court barred him and his client from commenting. But he issued a statement in March, when the allegations first surfaced, saying there was “substantial evidence refuting the allegations made by Jackson’s accuser,” The Star reported.

Aspen Vaughn, the owner of Aspens Restaurant and Lounge, told the paper in early March that Jackson Mahomes was friends with her stepdaughter and frequented the restaurant where her stepdaughter works. She said he had been there earlier in the day of their meeting and had been pleasant.

Vaughn said Jackson Mahomes, after returning to Aspens that night, grabbed her neck with such force that it left a slight bruise as they spoke in her office about an incident where he allegedly shoved a member of the wait staff.

She provided The Star with a photo of a bruise on her neck and a video where she said Jackson Mahomes grabbed her by the throat and kissed her at least twice.

“He forcibly kissed me out of the blue,” she said, calling the advances unwelcome and shocking and noting that she thought he was drunk.

Aspen Vaughn did not immediately respond to a Facebook message, and the restaurant did not immediately respond to a telephone message requesting comment about the allegations.

The Chiefs declined to comment, saying it was a personal matter involving a player’s family member, but not a member of the organization. Patrick Mahomes has no spokesperson and he has not commented on Twitter about the matter.


Hollingsworth reported from Mission, Kansas. Jim Salter in O’Fallon, Missouri, contributed to this report.

Joanna Swanson

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