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NFL kicker Brandon McManus sued, accused of sexual assault on 2023 Jaguars flight: report

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Two women are suing kicker Brandon McManus and the Jacksonville Jaguars, alleging the NFL veteran sexually assaulted them when the team was traveling to play in London last season, ESPN reported on Monday.

The outlet reported that court documents filed in Duval County Circuit Civil Court allege McManus “grinded” on them during the flight and that the team failed to supervise McManus and create a safe environment for flight staff.

McManus spent the 2023 NFL season with the Jaguars and signed with the Washington Commanders in the offseason.

“Earlier today, we were made aware of the civil lawsuit filed on May 24 against Brandon McManus,” a Commanders team spokesperson said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. “We take allegations of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter. We have been in communication with the League Office and Brandon’s representation, and will reserve further comment at this time.”

The women, identified as Jane Doe I and Jane Doe II in the court documents obtained by ESPN, were flight attendants on Jacksonville’s flight to London on Sept. 28, 2023, ahead of the game against the Atlanta Falcons in Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars have not commented on the lawsuit.

McManus spent the 2023 season with the Jaguars after spending nine seasons with the Denver Broncos, which included a Super Bowl 50 title. The kicker signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Commanders in March. 

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