Patrick Mahomes Sr., the father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was arrested in Tyler, Texas, on suspicion of DWI, Parade has learned.
According to local media, Mahomes Sr., 53, was arrested and taken to Smith County Jail on Sunday afternoon. According to public records, the Tyler Police Department admitted him to the facility on Saturday, February 3. His specified charge was driving under the influence for the third time or more. The bond was set at $10,000.
On February 4, Parade contacted the Tyler Police Department by phone and email for comment.
According to online jail records, Mahomes Sr. was arrested for a second DWI in 2018. Mahomes Sr. pleaded guilty to the 2018 charges in February 2019 and received a 40-day term in county jail.
Patrick Mahomes Sr.’s Mugshot
Smith County Jail
The arrest and suspected DWI accusations come just days before Mahomes Sr.’s son is scheduled to play against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2024 Super Bowl on February 11. This will be the younger Mahomes’ fourth Super Bowl appearance in only six NFL seasons as the Chiefs’ main quarterback. This is also the team’s fourth Super Bowl trip in the last five years.
The quarterback’s father, a former professional baseball pitcher, has attended Chiefs games this season. He has commented on the whirlwind affair between pop sensation Taylor Swift and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, whose relationship has gotten a lot of attention in the NFL since Swift started attending Chiefs games last autumn.
The elder Mahomes has stated that Kelce is “like another son to me.” After meeting Swift for the first time, he praised the “Blank Space” singer as “down to Earth,” “very nice and genuine.”
“She was genuine every time I hung out with her,” Mahomes Sr. stated in a TikTok video released last month. “She just acts like a normal person.”
Parade contacted the Chiefs for comment but did not receive an instant response.