Patrick Mahomes breaks silence on his father’s DWI arrest days before Super Bowl LVIII: “It’s family matters”

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up to secure the Super Bowl LVIII title against the San Francisco 49ers at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 11. The match isn’t until Sunday, but festivities will begin at the top of the week. Both teams have already arrived at their destination.

The Chiefs and 49ers had to face media questions on Monday’s opening night at Allegiant Stadium. The focus was on players as they answered media questions. Extra limelight was on Mahomes due to his father Patrick Mahomes Sr.’s recent arrest.

Patrick Mahomes speaks out about his father’s DWI arrest

Patrick Mahomes addressed the incident following his father’s recent arrest on DWI charges. He assured reporters that his father was doing well during the Super Bowl’s opening night.

“He’s doing good. I don’t really want to get into it too much, but he’s doing good for whatever the situation is”, Mahomes said.

When pressed for further details, the signal-caller politely declined.

“It’s a family matter. I’ll just keep it to the family, and that’s all I really have to say at this point.”

Mahomes appeared to be in good spirits during the lead-up to the Super Bowl, regardless of his family turmoil. He exuded confidence and focus with his tight end, Travis Kelce, and head coach Andy Reid.

The 28-year-old star has already established himself as one of the NFL’s most talented quarterbacks. He has secured three NFL championship appearances in only his sixth full season as a starter. During the regular season, Pat recorded 4,183 passing yards for 27 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions, and will now be looking to add another Lombardi Trophy beside his name.

Why was Patrick Mahomes’ father arrested?

Patrick Mahomes Sr. found himself in legal trouble after being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on Saturday, February 3. The incident occurred in Texas, where he failed a sobriety test and was later charged with a DWI of 3 or more.

Reports suggest that during the traffic stop, Mahomes’ father was found with an open 16-ounce Coors beer in the center console of his vehicle. He admitted to consuming alcohol while watching a game at a local bar before driving. He was released the following day after posting a $10,000 bond.

However, the severity of his charge cannot be understated. In Texas, a third DWI offense is classified as a third-degree felony. It carries significant penalties, with fines going up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

This isn’t the first time Mahomes Sr. has faced DWI charges. Previous records reveal that this was his third arrest for DWI, with previous incidents occurring in 2018 and 2019. However, Judge James Meredith, who presided over Mahomes Sr.’s case, did not impose a travel ban as part of his bond conditions. This means he will be allowed to attend Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, despite his recent legal woes.


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