Patrick Mahomes Sr. looking at 10-year prison sentence after felony DWI charges

Winning back-to-back Super Bowls is not a mere task, while two-time MVP Lamar Jackson is still trophyless. Yet, the Kansas City Chiefs’ QB1 Patrick Mahomes achieved the feat dominantly last season. Nevertheless, Mahomes’ father, Patrick Mahomes Sr. remained humble while addressing his son’s legacy in comparison to the NFL legend Tom Brady.

As the Chiefs Lombardi trophy-winning quarterback aims for a three-peat win, his father’s recurrent DUI charges pose a potential obstacle, something that could come with prison time.

Patrick Mahomes Sr. Formally charged for drunk driving

On February 3, Patrick Mahomes Sr. was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and booked in the Smith County Jail, as court records reveal.

A field sobriety test was conducted at the scene, leading to his subsequent indictment on March 28 on a felony charge of DWI, according to Smith County court records.

The 53-year-old was allegedly found with an open container of alcohol in his car during the arrest. He confessed to consuming alcoholic beverages.

Notably, Mahomes Sr.’s arrest occurred just one week before his son, Patrick Mahomes, led the Chiefs to their second consecutive Super Bowl victory. Meanwhile, the Chiefs starter chose to address his father’s arrest with grace and discretion when he was asked about it before the Super Bowl finale.

“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. It’s a family matter so I will just keep it to the family. That’s all I really have to say at this point.”

Apart from the legal ramifications, the former MLB player potentially faces a 10-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine, the same amount he paid for bail following the arrest.

Patrick Mahomes Sr.’s history of DWI charges

Shockingly, the recent arrest marks the sixth time Patrick Mahomes Sr. has faced charges related to drunk driving.

This troubling history dates back to 1994 when Mahomes Sr. was involved in a car accident resulting in his first DUI charge. Subsequent incidents include a 2016 case of public intoxication during a football game between Texas Christian University and Texas Tech University, where his son played.

In 2018 alone, Mahomes Sr. faced charges twice for drunk driving, followed by his fifth arrest in 2019, which resulted in jail time. He pleaded guilty to the charges and served 40 days in a county jail, according to US Weekly.

Before these legal troubles, Mahomes Sr. enjoyed a successful career as a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1992 to 2003. He played for several prestigious teams, including the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Texas Rangers.

Beyond his professional achievements, he is a father to three children, Patrick, and Jackson Mahomes, whom he shares with ex-wife Randi Martin. He also has a daughter named Zoe Mahomes from a relationship with Anika Cooper following his divorce from Martin.

The series of drunk driving incidents shed light on the difficulties encountered by the Mahomes family, especially as Jackson Mahomes faced scrutiny after his involvement in a sexual harassment allegation.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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