While Patrick Mahomes is gearing up to play in the seventh NFL season of his career, the gunslinger has a lot to think about. He is facing a tough time in the family as his brother Jackson is currently accused of s*xual misconduct. The impact of this case is directly affecting the quarterback’s public identity because fans have been constantly asking for his opinion. Although he remained mum for a while, the passer finally broke his silence by addressing the issue during a press conference.
The Chiefs have begun their offseason practices (OTAs) for 2023. All the players are busy connecting with each other and preparing for a new campaign since fresh faces have arrived in the city. Mahomes doesn’t want to ruin this situation by dragging his personal life problems into the sports arena. He clarified his stance, stating that he wants to remain focused on the game.
Patrick Mahomes finally clears his stance on his brother’s ongoing drama
Earlier this year, on February 25, Jackson Mahomes caught headlines for inappropriate behavior with a 40-year-old bar owner in the city. He was accused of s*xual battery and forcibly kissing the woman. The video of this incident went viral on social media, with thousands reacting to his mischievousness.
A couple of days later, the bar owner slapped him with a lawsuit and dragged him to court. The 22-year-old was arrested at his residence and taken to the Johnson County detention center. Later the same day, he was bailed out, signing a $100,000 security bond, per The New York Post.
Jackson was asked to appear for court hearings until the case was finally resolved. As soon as these developments took rounds on the internet, media outlets panned their cameras on the Chiefs quarterback. He refused to express any opinions or publicly call out his brother. But recently, the situation went out of control as he was forced to give an answer during a press meet.
“Honestly, it’s kind of a personal thing that I just kind of gotta keep to myself,” Mahomes said, via MLFootball. “At the end of the day, I come here to play football and try to take care of my family at the same time. So just kind of keep it to myself and just go out there and play football when I’m in the building,” he added.
After Patrick’s comments gained widespread attention, innumerable fans took to Twitter to voice their support for the champion athlete. While some claimed that Patrick is not responsible for what Jackson does, many others simply called the line of questioning utterly ridiculous, asking for the questioner to be fired immediately.
Jackson Mahomes has always been a controversial figure
Jackson Mahomes, the self-proclaimed social media star, always finds himself in hot water by engaging in questionable deeds. Right from trying to crush a small business for a not so big reason, to throwing water on rival fans, Jackson has seldom acted patiently in tense situations.
However, his latest scandal is by far the biggest one of his life which might even land him in jail for years. For Jackson’s actions, Patrick often ends up getting roasted online. However, this time around, the Kansas City quarterback has got public support even after refraining from talking about his brother’s case which will surely please him.