Philly native, NFL kicker Brandon McManus accused of sexual assault in lawsuit, ESPN reports

Jacksonville Jaguars place kicker Brandon McManus (10) is seen during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Saturday, August 19, 2023. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Two women are suing NFL kicker and Philadelphia native Brandon McManus, accusing him of sexual assault, according to a report by ESPN.

McManus attended North Penn High School and Temple University and is currently a placekicker for the Washington Commanders.

The women behind the lawsuit were working as flight attendants on a Jacksonville Jaguars charter flight in September 2023.

They say the NFL star violated their personal space by trying to rub against them while offering to pay them to drink and dance for him.

Citing court documents that have not yet been posted on Duval County’s public records database, ESPN reports the women, identified as Jane Doe I and Jane Doe II, also accuse the Jaguars of failing to supervise him and create a safe environment for staff serving the team. 

They are seeking more than $1 million and asking for a jury trial, according to ESPN.

The Washington Commanders said Monday they were made aware of the lawsuit filed in civil court last week against the kicker.

A spokesperson said the team is looking into the matter and has spoken with McManus’ agent and the NFL office.

"We take allegations of this nature very seriously," the spokesperson said in a message sent to The Associated Press.

McManus has not responded to the lawsuit.

A message sent to agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents McManus, was not immediately returned. The Jaguars had no comment.

McManus, who turns 33 in July, signed with Washington in March. The Philadelphia native has been in the league for a decade, the first nine seasons with the Denver Broncos, after playing at Temple.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.