Patrick Mahomes Sr., father of star NFL quarterback, faces up to 10 years in prison following felony DWI criminal indictment

 April 4, 2024

Star NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes Jr., who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in February, just received some terrible news about a member of his family.

Mahomes' father, Patrick Mahomes Sr., was criminally indicted last week in Texas for felony "driving while intoxicated" -- a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison plus a $10,000 fine, according to the Daily Mail.

The criminal charge stems from an incident that occurred just days before the Super Bowl was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Mahomes Sr. was arrested in Tyler, Texas, for what would be his third drunk driving-related case.

Felony charge for repeat offender

Celebrity gossip site TMZ was the first to report on the criminal indictment of Mahomes Sr. that was issued without fanfare on March 28 by Smith County prosecutors in Texas.

The outlet had previously reported that Mahomes Sr. had been pulled over by Tyler police on Feb. 3 for a routine traffic stop during which officers observed signs of intoxication.

He was found with an open can of beer in the vehicle and admitted to having drank a few beers earlier in the evening at a bar before he got behind the wheel.

Mahomes Sr. was booked and then released the next day and, despite the controversy, showed up in Vegas a few days later to support his son's championship run, though he perhaps kept a lower profile during the big event than he otherwise might have.

For his part, Mahomes Jr. managed to avoid letting the controversy over his father's third DWI arrest interfere with his preparations for the big game, and when pressed by reporters for a response, he deftly sidestepped the issue by saying that it was a "family matter" that he intended to keep private.

Star quarterback's reputation unmarred despite familial troubles

OutKick reported that this latest development only serves to confirm that, seemingly no matter what else occurs around him, particularly with members of his family, Mahomes Jr. has the ability to maintain both his focus on football as well as his "pristine" reputation.

There is, of course, the legal issues of his father, who now faces up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines after his third drunk driving-related arrest. Mahomes Sr. previously served 40 days in jail in 2019 after his second DWI offense.

There has also been trouble with Mahomes Jr.'s younger brother, Jackson Mahomes, who was sentenced last month to six months of unsupervised probation by a Mississippi court. That was his punishment for a simple battery misdemeanor charge, which he pled no contest to as part of an agreement with prosecutors who dropped three felony charges related to his alleged sexual assault of a female bar owner.

Outside of that legal issue, Jackson has also sparked controversy on multiple occasions with immature behavior at games and on social media.

Then there is Mahomes Jr.'s wife, Brittany, who has not been involved in any legal trouble but has been controversially involved in social media trolling and online disputes with critics of her and her superstar husband.

Yet, as OutKick observed, Mahomes Jr. never seems to get involved in or dragged down by the ill-advised misadventures of his father, brother, or wife and has kept a "squeaky clean" reputation both on and off the field.

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