Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Sebastian Joseph-Day, 28 years old, made a real-time accusation of sexual assault against TSA agents on Friday morning.
It all happened at Orange County, California’s John Wayne Airport. The Super Bowl LVI champion claimed an un-named TSA agent touched him inappropriately, saying… “I really just got sexually assaulted.”
On his Twitter page, Joseph-Day described the nightmare scenario many travelers fear, recounting…
“I really just got sexually assaulted by TSA at @johnwayneair. After I asked the gentleman to please BC I’m uncomfortable and I feel that this part of the check is unnecessary ( After felt what was needed). Then they told me I was the problem After 3 TSA agents swarmed me.”
In his next post, he described to his followers exactly how he felt during the security patdown…
“I’m all for people doing their job well. But it was extremely unnecessary and dehumanizing. I travel a lot, for personal and work reasons. I’ve never experienced anything like that.
Joseph-Day also detailed how he believed they gave him the runaround when he decided to report the incident to airport authorities. He posted three twitter messages about the situation and tagged the Orange County Sheriffs Department in each one.
FOX News obtained this statement from the TSA concerning the incident:
“TSA is aware of allegations made by a traveler who was screened by TSA officers at John Wayne Orange County Airport Friday morning. We are looking into the matter to determine if our procedures were followed and whether any corrective action needs to be taken.”
The agency continued…
TSA remains committed to treating every traveler with dignity and respect while carrying out its security screening responsibilities.”
Sebastian Joseph-Day spent his first four years in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams, being drafted in the 6th round, as the 195th overall pick.
After an injury sidelined him in November 2021, Joseph-Day was placed back on the teams active roster on February 11th 2022, just in time for the Rams’ storybook Super Bowl LVI win 2022.
The veteran player would go on to sign a three-year $24M deal with the Los Angeles Chargers in March 2022. Until the next time it drips….