Jackson Mahomes, whose sideline antics have annoyed, outraged, and delighted football fans in the Kansas City area, has had three felony charges against him dropped.
The younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Jackson had the three charges dismissed by a judge at the request of the prosecution on Wednesday, according to Johnson County court records.
Mahomes had been facing three counts of aggravated sexual battery and a fourth charge of misdemeanor battery. The charges stemmed from an incident at a Kansas City restaurant last February. Jackson Mahomes was accused of shoving a male waiter and forcibly kissing the female owner of the restaurant. He is still facing a misdemeanor battery charge.
Per KCTV, court documents show the alleged sexual battery victim refused to testify in court. She claimed her encounter with Jackson Mahomes was consensual and she was not truthful with police. Publicly available surveillance footage of Mahomes show him appear to grab the 40-year-old woman from behind by the neck, kissing her extensively. That led to his prosecution.
Previously, the restaurant owner had told the Kansas City Star that Mahomes requested to speak with her after he allegedly shoved her waiter, then grabbed her with enough force to leave a faint bruise:
The restaurant at the center of the allegations, Aspens Restaurant and Lounge, has since closed.
Mahomes’ attorney, Brandan Davies, released a statement after his client’s arrest in May claiming “Jackson did nothing wrong” and said his team’s investigation had uncovered exonerating evidence:
“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.”