Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ father faces third DWI arrest ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

Patrick Mahomes is the biggest superstar in the NFL since Tom Brady. Before hitting his 30s, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has already made a heavy playoff record for himself. Even TB12 doesn’t shy away from labeling Pat as his successor in the league.

Outside the sports world, Mahomes often finds his family hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. His brother, Jackson Mahomes, had to suffer a legal battle months ago. Now, his father Patrick Mahomes got embroiled in a similar controversy.

Patrick Mahomes Sr. arrested on DWI charge in Texas

Patrick Mahomes Sr. was arrested in Smith County, Texas on a charge of “driving while intoxicated third time or more,” as per official records. The incident took place on Saturday and Mahomes was apprehended by the Tyler (Texas) Police Department on February 3rd.

Despite being released on Sunday afternoon, he faces a third-degree felony charge. It can potentially lead to a sentence of up to 10 years in prison if convicted, in accordance with state law.

Earlier this month, he made headlines for joking about not wanting to sit next to Taylor Swift at the AFC Conference Championship game. Now, with his recent arrest, it raises uncertainty about his attendance at the Super Bowl LVIII.

The timing of Mahomes Sr.’s arrest couldn’t be more dramatic. Patrick Mahomes is on the verge of competing against the San Francisco 49ers for his third Super Bowl title. The Chiefs QB has the opportunity to join an elite group of quarterbacks who have won three Super Bowls, including legends like Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, and Terry Bradshaw.

TMZ reportedly reached out to the signal-caller’s camp for a statement, but they have yet to receive any comment on the matter.

Patrick Mahomes Sr’s arrest history

Patrick Mahomes Sr. has had a tumultuous history with the law, as revealed by court records. With a total of 11 recorded incidents, his brushes with the legal system are notably marked by multiple arrests for DWI.

One of the more recent DWI arrests occurred in 2019, where the veteran faced charges for DWI second or more. He was sentenced to 40 days in jail, which he served on weekends. The bond for this particular arrest remains undisclosed. In 1994, Pat’s father was charged with a one-car accident. Moreover, in 2016, he was arrested and charged with public intoxication during a game between Texas Christian University (TCU).

Beyond his legal troubles, Mahomes Sr. has an illustrious sports background of his own. He enjoyed an 11-season career as an MLB pitcher from 1993 to 2003. The vet even participated in the 1999 NL playoffs with the Mets. He boasted a career that spanned several teams including the Rangers, Twins, Red Sox, Cubs, and Pirates.

Mahomes Sr’s athletic legacy extends to his induction into the Sioux Falls Canaries Hall of Fame. Currently, he hosts “The Big Mahomes Show,” a weekly podcast that provides insights into the world of professional sports.


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