Former player Rich Ohrnberger reported that Mahomes suddenly experienced a revelation that his fiancee Brittany Matthews and his brother Jackson Mahomes were “distractions”.
Mahomes reportedly took action by sitting both down and telling them they cannot attend his games during the 2022 season.
Rich’s sources also told him this today too..so… pic.twitter.com/vpegfWWCw7
— Zach (@zchampy_) February 19, 2022
Ohrnberger did not reveal his sources.
The timing and tone of the story never seemed right.
Mahomes dealt with the shenanigans of both of his fiancee and brother all season long.
Why would he experience this revelation now that the season is over?
No, Patrick Mahomes did NOT ask Brittany Matthews and Jackson to stay away from Chiefs games next season, TMZ Sports is told. https://t.co/20LxrnFI9r
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 18, 2022
Mahomes Refuted It
Mahomes had to know that the story did not hold much weight.
The way he refuted it was with a short and sweet tweet that said:
“Man people are weird…love you babe @brittanylynne8”
He then inserted a heart emoji.
Man people are weird… love you babe @brittanylynne8 ❤️
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 17, 2022
They Are Distractions
Ohrnberger did not have his facts right about Mahomes’ handling of the situation, but he was correct about one thing.
Mahomes family members are distractions.
I feel for Patrick Mahomes. I wish the Brittany and Jackson rumors being banned were true. They’re legit a plague. pic.twitter.com/6aZpBWikor
— Matt Traynor (@matttraynor) February 19, 2022
Brittany Matthews got into trouble with Chiefs fans for spraying champagne on them when the Chiefs won their playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.
— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 24, 2022
Jackson Mahomes performed TikTok dances along the sidelines and most notably on Sean Taylor‘s memorial logo on the same day the Washington Commanders retired his jersey in a ceremony with his family members present.
Jackson Mahomes doing a TikTok dance on Sean Taylor’s memorial logo pic.twitter.com/PI5pzwS8c8
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) October 17, 2021
Both Matthews and Jackson Mahomes apologized for these specific incidents, but it was a recurring theme all season that the pair were doing things to be in the limelight when they were supposed to be adopting the roles of supporting family members away from the media spotlight.
Mahomes does need to have a conversation with his loved ones and remind him that they should not be drawing attention to themselves during games.