Patrick Mahomes Sr., the father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was arrested on Saturday for driving while intoxicated (DWI) for at least the third time according to reports. He was taken into custody just eight days before the Super Bowl and his bond was set at $10,000.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. Has A History Of DWI Arrests
Unfortunately for Patrick Mahomes Sr., this isn’t his first run-in with the law. In fact, one previous incident led to over a month’s total incarceration, meaning any sentencing for this alleged offense could yield worse results.
He was previously arrested for DWI in 2018 and 2012. In 2018, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 days in jail. The time served was done so on weekends.
The timing could be worse, but not by much. His son, Patrick Mahomes, will take on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday in the Super Bowl.
Media row will no doubt be buzzing over the news and the younger Mahomes will likely be forced to field questions on the matter.
Having to field questions about unruly family members isn’t exactly a rarity for Patrick Mahomes, unfortunately. His brother Jackson was arrested and charged with three felony counts of aggravated sexual battery, along with a misdemeanor battery charge, in May.
The felony charges were dropped due to the alleged victim failing to cooperate.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. was a former MLB pitcher for several teams. The journeyman probably had his best season with the New York Mets in 1999, posting an 8–0 record during 39 relief appearances, and helped the team reach the playoffs.
In the playoffs, he performed pretty well, recording a 2.25 ERA in eight innings pitched while striking out four in four relief appearances. The Mets lost to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS that season.
Now, instead of recording strikeouts, he’s tallying DWIs. Let’s hope he gets the help he needs before he hurts himself or somebody else.