Jackson Mahomes upset fans on Sunday when he danced on the late Sean Taylor’s memorial logo at FedEx Field in Washington.
The younger brother of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted an apology after filming a TikTok video on the field where the WFT honored Taylor — the former safety who died in November 2007 after being shot during a robbery attempt at his Florida home. He was 24.
“I want to sincerely apologize for accidentally being on the Sean Taylor #21 at FedEx Field,” Mahomes tweeted Sunday night.
He shared the same message in a post on his Instagram Story.
Mahomes explained, “We were directed to stand in that area and I meant absolutely no disrespect to him or his family.”
Matthews also appeared to film an Instagram Story video while standing on the logo. The group was joined by Travis Kelce’s girlfriend, Kayla Nicole.
Mahomes made headlines in late September when he dumped water on the head of a Ravens fan at a Chiefs away game. The backlash from that situation prompted the Mayor of Kansas City, Quinton Lucas, to tweet, “Leave Jackson Mahomes alone.”
Mahomes took to social media to promote the mayor’s tweet, and wore a t-shirt with the message on it to a later Chiefs game.
The WFT — which is currently in the midst of an email scandal after an NFL investigation into workplace culture revealed racist and homophobic messages from Jon Gruden, among others — retired Taylor’s jersey during Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Chiefs.
Taylor’s family was in attendance for an on-field ceremony honoring the two-time Pro Bowler. The team also named a road to the stadium after the late star.