The Biggest Controversies To Surround Patrick Mahomes' Family

The following article includes references to sexual assault allegations.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has undeniable talent on the football field. During the 2019-2020 season, he led his team to victory at Super Bowl LIV and returned to the Super Bowl the following year, despite losing to former quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Mahomes was soon back at it again, adding a second ring to his finger when the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in 2023. Will he be adding a third for the 2023-2024 season? 

The NFL star's play has put him in the spotlight, but his family has gained notoriety for other reasons. While Patrick's younger brother, Jackson Mahomes, is known for his TikTok dances on the field, he's also gained a reputation for a few antics that led his famous brother to defend his actions. In addition, Patrick's wife, Brittany Mahomes, might be his biggest fan, but she's also known for her social media feuds.

All these controversies were rumored to have left Patrick wishing his family would take a step back and no longer attend games. According to a source cited in a since-deleted post on X, formerly known as Twitter, from Rich Ohrnberger of Fox Sports Radio, "[Patrick] believes that Jackson and Brittany have become a distraction, and their sideline antics are bad for his brand." However, the quarterback swiftly denied this claim when he tweeted in February 2022, "Y'all just be making stuff up these days." However, there's no denying that Patrick Mahomes' family members have stirred the pot a few times.

Patrick Mahomes' wife gets vocal on social media

Hailing from Texas, Patrick and Brittany Mahomes were high school sweethearts when they began dating in 2012 and would tie the knot in March 2022. Brittany has been her husband's biggest fan by cheering for him on the sidelines since his career took off in the NFL. However, she's also been known to express her frustrations during games on her social media platforms — and has gotten plenty of flack for it.

For example, Brittany has called out NFL refs several times during games. In October 2020, she tweeted alongside a shrugging emoji, "Everyone wearing black and white on the field today are on the same team." A year later, when the Chiefs lost to the Buffalo Bills, she claimed in a series of tweets, "Refs are never in our favor. ... Ever. ... I said what I said. Y'all are so mad." She later told a fan, "In the nicest way possible ... Shut up," after they didn't appreciate how Brittany spoke about the game.

Brittany also slammed ESPN and "Sports Center" in February 2021 when their X accounts jokingly posted what looked like Patrick staring off into space when he had a devastating loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during Super Bowl LV with a score of 31-9. She tweeted, "Cool ESPN, love the support of a major sports platform for one of the best players in the league..." In addition, Brittany responded to "Sports Center's" tweet with trash emojis.

His mom calls out an announcer for calling her son 'Pat'

Patrick Mahomes' mother, Randi Mahomes, divorced the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's father, former Major League Baseball pitcher Patrick "Pat" Mahomes, in 2006. However, to differentiate the two athletes from one another — since they share the same first name — Randi has prioritized that her son be referred to as Patrick, while her ex-husband goes by his nickname, Pat.

In September 2020, Randi expressed her frustrations with NFL announcers and tweeted out during the Chiefs' ultimate win against the Baltimore Ravens, "If this announcer doesn't stop calling my son Pat.. ugh I may scream... lol #help @ESPNNFL @espn." Former NFL player and ESPN broadcaster Louis Riddick apologized to Mahomes' mother on-air when he stated with a laugh (via People), "Guilty, guilty, guilty," with Randi later accepting his apology in a since-deleted tweet.

After the game, reporter Lisa Salters asked Patrick for an explanation over the first name confusion. The quarterback answered with a quip: "Hell yeah, my mom said I'm Patrick, and my dad's Pat, so hopefully, we can start calling [me] Patrick to keep her happy 'cause I don't wanna hear that tonight." Lesson learned, Riddick.

Randi Mahomes doesn't want anyone to mess with her son

In case this wasn't already made clear: Don't mess with Patrick Mahomes' mom! The NFL quarterback's mother, Randi Mahomes, has also used social media to express her true feelings about what goes down on the field during her son's games. 

During a January 2021 game against the Cleveland Browns, for example, Patrick suffered a concussion after being tackled by linebacker Mack Wilson. Despite it being considered a clean hit that wasn't to the head, Randi wasn't pleased. "#51 Wilson that's some trash football leading with the helmet, pulling his head and pushing helmet.. why are you not thrown out!?? Come on NFL," she wrote in a since-deleted tweet (via CBS Sports). She added in another, as captured by USA Today, "#51 evil NEVER WINS!!!" While Wilson did not specify who he was talking about, he tweeted that same day, "Never been a dirty player in my life. I just try my best to play fast and make plays. Don't try to insult me & keep the threats to yourself."

Meanwhile, Patrick had no hard feelings toward Wilson's hit, tweeting, "All good brother!" Wilson later apologized to Mahomes' mother the next day on X: "No disrespect mom I'm just playing hard. This is a dangerous game we play and we take a risk every time we step foot on the field." He added, "I just want to win and be great like your son." All things seemed to be settled when Randi accepted Wilson's apology, expressing that it was difficult seeing her son hurt.

Jackson Mahomes pours water on a fan

One of Patrick Mahomes' biggest supporters is his younger brother, Jackson Mahomes. Despite not pursuing a sports career, Jackson has become famous in his own right with one million TikTok followers, as of this writing. His TikTok videos usually showcase Jackson dancing on the sidelines and cheering in the stands of his older brother's NFL games — but unfortunately, the social media star has found himself in a few controversial situations that even had his big bro coming to his defense.

According to New York Post Sports, a video showed Jackson opening a water bottle and pouring the water onto a couple of Baltimore Ravens fans. It was alleged that the fans were taunting Jackson after the Chiefs lost to the Ravens during the September 2021 game. In response to the incident, Jackson took to the X platform and simply wrote, "They were thirsty." 

Patrick later stated that there was more to the story that led his younger brother to act out the way he did. "Obviously, it's something we don't want to necessarily do," he shared (via ESPN), adding of Jackson, "He's been good at trying not to respond to that stuff. He takes a lot, and he's usually pretty good at it, and he'll learn from it and try to stay away from those people as best he can."

Patrick Mahomes' brother's dance moves cause an outrage

In October 2021, just a month after Jackson Mahomes received criticism for pouring water onto Baltimore Ravens fans during a game, he was back in the headlines for another controversial incident. According to the New York Post, he was dubbed disrespectful for recording a TikTok dance on the late Sean Taylor's number at Washington, D.C.'s FedEx Field. The same day, the Washington Commanders were retiring Taylor's number with his family in attendance. 

Jackson has performed these types of TikTok routines on the sidelines several times, but he appeared unaware of what he was standing on in this particular case. Still, the social media star sparked outrage, and he immediately expressed remorse and removed the video from his account. "I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field. We were directed to stand in that area and I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family," he tweeted.

According to ESPN, Taylor was drafted by the then-Washington Redskins in 2004, but he was tragically killed at the age of 24 in November 2007 after he was shot in the leg by an intruder at his Miami home. 

Jackson Mahomes goes after a small business

It seems that Patrick Mahomes' younger bro could not have ended the year 2021 without yet another controversial incident. That December, Jackson Mahomes took to his Instagram Stories to call out the Kansas City, Missouri cocktail bar SoT after claiming he had a bad experience. According to Kansas City Mag, he wrote and then deleted, "The service is absolutely terrible and the servers are so rude." 

With the TikTok star's followers on Instagram also allegedly lashing out at the cocktail bar over social media, SoT responded to Jackson with their version of an apology, which has also since been deleted. However, it read in part on Facebook, "We are sorry that we set boundaries that you tried to ignore. Oftentimes people with un-earned status and a sense of entitlement think they are above the rules and will lash out at the employee enforcing them. We survived a global pandemic, we'll survive your ego." The bar's response also addressed that Jackson's comment would hurt a small business, given how he has millions of followers on social media, while also touching upon his past controversies. 

According to the New York Post, he fired back on Instagram when he captioned a since-deleted selfie with, "unbothered." SoT later retracted their previous statement and, in a new Facebook post, shared that they should not have bashed Jackson the way they did.

Brittany Mahomes sprays champagne on fans

As previously mentioned, Patrick Mahomes' wife, Brittany Mahomes, regularly attends the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's games. She's posted several photos of herself watching from the sidelines as she cheers her husband on and has even brought along their daughter, Sterling, who was born in February 2021. However, during a January 2022 game, Brittany received major backlash for the way she decided to celebrate a Chiefs win.

After the Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime in a playoff game, Brittany tweeted a video of herself opening a bottle of champagne and spraying it all over fans below at Arrowhead Stadium in celebration. However, she later wrote in a follow-up tweet, "I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week," with the New York Post reporting that she was being slammed on social media for her actions. 

In response to those attacking her online, Brittany took to her Instagram Stories to share that she would be selling "Team Brittany" t-shirts with the proceeds going toward a local anti-bullying charity. "Obviously, I do receive a lot of hate on a daily basis on social media and I know so so so many other people do as well," she wrote. "... I hope you guys just use this as a daily reminder to let you know that words are very powerful and it cost you nothing to be kind to people."

Patrick Mahomes' brother forcibly tries to kiss a woman

Patrick Mahomes' younger brother suffered an embarrassing moment after he was seen attempting to kiss a woman who appeared to deny his advances while in Las Vegas. A February 2022 video posted by the TikTok account @nflmemes_tiktok shows Jackson Mahomes doing one of his TikTok dance routines when a woman with a sash reading, "It's my f***ing birthday," approaches him. The influencer then walks toward the woman and grabs her head while appearing to try and kiss her, at which she quickly pulls away. 

As of this writing, Jackson has not publicly responded to the controversial incident, which some have alleged was sexual assault at worst or cringe-worthy at best. However, to add to his list of antics, Jackson previously went viral that same month when he was captured riding a mechanical bull with a woman who's also a Kansas City Chiefs fan. He then posted a similar video from a different angle to his TikTok account and captioned it alongside a wink-face emoji, "part two because you guys loved part one so much."

For the sake of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, here's hoping that the Mahomes family stays out of any more controversies for the rest of the 2022-2023 season.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

Jackson Mahomes gets arrested

Controversies surrounding Jackson Mahomes spilled into 2023 when he was arrested that February following an altercation at a restaurant outside of Kansas City. This would become the second time Jackson found himself in a spat with a Kansas City restaurant. Even more so, it would be another incident of alleged sexual assault for the TikToker.

TMZ Sports reported that the brother of the two-time Super Bowl champion was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of misdemeanor battery after he allegedly "forcibly kissed" Aspens Restaurant and Lounge owner Aspen Vaughn while dining at her establishment, which was apparently captured on a surveillance video. Jackson was also reportedly aggressive with a staff member. He was arrested that May and released on $100,000 bond. As of this writing, a preliminary hearing for the case is set for October 24.

Vaughn's restaurant permanently closed after the alleged incident became public. In an interview with The Kansas City Star, Vaughn stated that a decline in sales, the establishment being vandalized, and not feeling safe were factors in closing the restaurant. During a press conference that May, Patrick Mahomes was asked about the arrest and briefly addressed it by stating, "It's kind of a personal thing that I'm ... going to keep to myself. I mean, at the end of the day, I come here to play football and try to take care of my family at the same time."

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

A Chanel purse for a 2-year-old?

Celebrities tend to go all out when celebrating their children's birthdays. We've seen it done by the Kardashian-Jenner family countless times. It's no different for superstar athletes. For their daughter Sterling Skye's first birthday in February 2022, Patrick and Brittany Mahomes created a lavish pink wonderland that consisted of huge balloon arches, cotton candy machines, and even personalized treats that Brittany shared in an Instagram video. The parents kept the pink theme for Sterling's second birthday, but their young daughter's birthday present gained most of the attention. 

In an Instagram Story shared by Brittany, Patrick is seen sitting with Sterling with a black Chanel box, which revealed a mini quilted Chanel purse with pink lining. In the video, Brittany told her daughter, "Do you love it? Is it Sterling's purse?" Sterling nodded as her mom added, "There you go!" Page Six reported that the purse retails for upwards of $5,000, and the tot's headline-making gift definitely turned heads on social media. Some fans criticized the Mahomes family for not opting for a more traditional, inexpensive gift a 2-year-old would more likely appreciate, like a doll or toy purse. But with a dad who had just won his second Super Bowl and had signed one of the best deals in the NFL, is it all that surprising that these star-studded parents went all out for little Sterling?

The Mahomes are also parents to a son named Patrick "Bronze" Lavon Mahomes III, born in November 2022. We can't wait to see what Patrick and Brittany have in store for his first birthday.

PETA slams Brittany Mahomes

Brittany Mahomes faced the wrath of social media users and PETA alike after sharing photos of herself and her daughter, Sterling Skye, swimming with dolphins while on a family vacation in July 2023. Brittany had posted a handful of pictures, including ones of her kissing a dolphin on the mouth and posing alongside little Sterling and the mammal. She captioned one post, "Ever snuggled a 400lbs dolphin?" Though Brittany may have just wanted to share cute snapshots, it was met with much criticism, as many see interacting with dolphins in attractions like these as an act of animal cruelty. The comments appeared so off-putting that Patrick Mahomes' wife ultimately removed all her photos.

Brittany's post even got the attention of PETA, who are known for calling out celebrities. "We know you love companion animals, but we hope to see you extend your compassion to marine life too," they wrote (via the Daily Mail). The organization even included several reasons why it was dangerous to not only swim with dolphins but also keep them in captivity. "Not to mention," PETA noted in part, "many illnesses can be passed from dolphins to human visitors including viral, fungal and bacterial infections such as salmonella. These types of interactions are dangerous for them AND us." Ouch.