The sentencing hearing for Jackson Mahomes, the 23-year-old younger brother of Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, took place via video conference on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of battery, as indicated by online court records. Following the sentencing, Jackson Mahomes was placed in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff's office, where eligibility for work release will be determined.

This verdict comes over two months after prosecutors dismissed three felony charges related to aggravated sexual battery. The accusations stemmed from an incident in February 2023 at an Overland Park, Kansas, restaurant where Jackson Mahomes allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and forcibly kissed her. The dismissal of the more serious charges was attributed to the accuser's lack of cooperation, as detailed in a court filing.

The remaining misdemeanor battery charge involved Jackson Mahomes shoving a waiter who attempted to enter a room where he was with the woman, according to investigators.

The decision to drop the felony charges followed the accuser's refusal to testify in the case. She, the restaurant owner, reported experiencing death threats, harassment, and vandalism directed at her establishment after the charges were filed, ultimately leading to the closure of the restaurant in August.

Jackson Mahomes is not the sole member of Patrick Mahomes' family facing legal issues. Patrick Mahomes Sr., the NFL player's father and former MLB pitcher, was arrested in Texas on February 3 for driving while intoxicated.

In a subsequent development, Patrick Mahomes secured his third Super Bowl championship ring in February, guiding the Chiefs to a 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.