Jackson Mahomes accused of assault, forcibly kissing owner at bar
Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes, is under investigation for multiple alleged incidents of assault at a Kansas bar.
That reports the Kansas City Star that the quarterback’s brother is accused of shoving a 19-year-old male waiter multiple times and later forcibly kissing the establishment’s 40-year-old female owner.
The alleged incidents took place on Feb. 25 at Aspens Restaurant and Lounge in Overland Park, a suburb about 20 minutes outside of Kansas City.
Aspen Vaughn, the owner of the restaurant, told the outlet that police viewed surveillance footage from the evening.
Brandan Davies, a lawyer for Mahomes, denied the allegations.
“Jackson has done nothing wrong,” the lawyer said. “Our investigation has produced substantial evidence refuting the allegations made by Jackson’s accuser, including the statements of several witnesses. We have contacted the police to provide the results of our investigation so that they can get a full picture of the case.”
Mahomes has gained notoriety on social media through his posts on TikTok and Instagram, where he is a polarizing presence due to his general brashness.
In 2021, he was involved in a controversy where he poured water on Ravens fans.
Vaughn, who claimed to have video of Mahomes grabbing her neck and trying to kiss her twice, told the outlet that she believed Mahomes was drunk and his advances were unexpected and unwelcome.
“He forcibly kissed me out of the blue,” she said, “and I tell him, push him away and say ‘what are you doing?’ and then he did it two more times where the last time i pushed him off me and i can see on the cameras someone was standing outside the office door and i yelled for them to come help because he is big and huge.
Mahomes has been a friend of Vaughn’s stepdaughter, and Vaughn previously posted a photo of Mahomes and her stepdaughter together on Facebook, writing that Mahomes was a “good boy”.
According to the waiter, who wanted to hide his identity, the alleged incident started when Mahomes entered the restaurant’s office and did not let the waiter enter to get his water bottle.
“I went down to our office where the employees are in the staff area, and he is downstairs, because I don’t know what the reason is,” said the waiter, “and I try to come to the office, and he says, push me out … And he said: No, go away, go away.
The waiter said he smelled an odor of marijuana after Mahomes and his group later entered the restaurant’s VIP area, warning him that the restaurant’s guests could smell it.
Vaughn, the owner of the restaurant, said that when she and Mahomes spoke privately about the incident, the quarterback’s brother grabbed her neck, leaving a small bruise; she said she was “shocked” by what happened.
“It’s disgusting,” Vaughn recalled to Mahomes. “Like you’re a kid and he was trying to say ‘we’re supposed to be a power couple, and I’m like ‘you’re obviously crazy right now.'”
Police issued a statement to the Star confirming an investigation, but little else.
“Police are aware of an incident that occurred on February 25, 2023 at a business near 151st and Metcalf,” authorities said. “The department is still investigating. Releasing additional information would be inappropriate at this time. Anyone with information should contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.”