Patrick Mahomes is addressing his younger brother’s recent arrest.
Jackson Mahomes, 22, was detained May 3 in Johnson County, Kan., on a warrant for aggravated sexual battery, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office previously confirmed to E! News. He was released the same day, according to CNN.
In response to the news, Patrick said he wants to keep the matter away from the spotlight.
“It’s kind of a personal thing that I just want to keep to myself,” Patrick said of Jackson’s arrest in a May 24 press conference. “At the end of the day, I come here to play football and take care of my family at the same time. So just keep it to myself and just go out there and play football when I’m in the building.”
As for how he balances his private life with his professional career, Patrick added, “That’s a process everyone has to navigate in life.””Obviously, I’m on a bigger stage but at the same time, it’s your family,” the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback continued. “You have to come in here and do a job, and that’s what I try to do everyday.”
Jackson’s arrest stemmed from an incident on Feb. 25, when the 22-year-old allegedly assaulted a restaurant server waiter by pushing them more than once and forcefully kissed the eatery’s owner Aspen Vaughn against her will, according to The Kansas City Star.
The waiter told the outlet that Jackson went down to the restaurant’s basement and allegedly pushed them in order to get to an employee area. According to Aspen, Jackson then asked to speak to her about the unnamed waiter, but allegedly grabbed her neck and kissed her once they were inside her office.”He forcibly kissed me out of nowhere,” Aspen alleged to the publication, “and I’m telling him, pushing him off saying ‘What are you doing?’ and then he proceeded to do it two more times where the last time I was pushing him off and I can see on the cameras that somebody was outside the office door and I was yelling for them to come help because he’s big and massive.”
Jackson’s attorney Brandan Davies since denied the allegations, saying that Jackson “has done nothing wrong.”
“Our investigation has revealed substantial evidence refuting the claims of Jackson’s accuser including the statements of several witnesses,” the lawyer said in a March 4 statement to E! News. “We have provided law enforcement with the tools and evidence they need to evaluate the claims against Jackson.”
The PIO for the Overland Park Police Department told E! News earlier this month that they are investigating the incident, adding “We are talking to multiple people who were present at the bar the night of the attack.”