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Sebastian Joseph-Day of the Los Angeles Chargers

What happened to Sebastian Joseph-Day? Chargers player charges sexual assault claim at TSA

Sebastian Joseph-Day, a D-lineman for the Los Angeles Chargers, made a troubling claim on Twitter on Friday (Mar. 24).

Joseph-Day alleges that a TSA agent sexually molested him during a full security search as he passed through California's John Wayne airport. In addition, Joseph-Day claimed that after challenging one official, he was "swarmed" by three more.


In his account, Joseph-Day criticized John Wayne Airport security for using what he considered an onerous visual inspection. At one point during the inspection, Joseph-Day expressed that he was "uncomfortable" and asked the agent to pause.

In return, three TSA officers reportedly "swarmed" Joseph-Day and informed him that he "was the problem." The four-year professional then wanted to protest but was told he had to "jump through hoops" at the airport.

The Los Angeles Rams selected Joseph-Day in the 2018 NFL draft. Last summer, he agreed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Chargers. In the 2022 season, he appeared in 17 games and made 56 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble.

Will Sebastian Joseph-Day press charges?


At least to the knowledge of the public, Sebastian Joseph-Day has not brought any official complaints or proceedings. He explained that he went public with the incident to prevent it from happening to other passengers.

"I'm not tweeting this for sympathy," Sebastian Joseph-Day declared. " I'm sharing this in order to prevent this group of gentlemen and staff from ever again abusing a human being."
I’m not sharing this on Twitter for sympathy. I’m sharing this so this group of gentleman and staff aren’t allowed to do this ever again to another human being. @JohnWayneAir @City_of_Irvine @OCSheriff @OCGovCA

The former star player for Rutgers will soon begin his second season with the Chargers. When the Los Angeles Rams overcame the Cincinnati Bengals in their own stadium in Super Bowl LVI, he was a part of the team that won the championship.

In 2019, Sebastian Joseph-Day was declared a full-time starter following a rookie season in which he did not play. He recorded 44 total tackles, two sacks, and one pass defended during the 2019 season. He recorded 55 total tackles, one sack and three passes defended in the 2020 season.

In seven games, he concluded the 2021 regular season with three sacks and 38 total tackles. In that year's Super Bowl, his Los Angeles Rams team beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20.

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