Patrick Mahomes Sr. Had Open Coors Tallboy In His Cupholder, Admitted To Having “A Few Beers” Before DWI Arrest

Patrick Mahomes Sr.
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While Patrick Mahomes Jr. is preparing to make his 4th Super Bowl appearance this week, his father, Patrick Mahomes Sr., paid a visit to the Smith County Jail in Tyler, Texas.

Actually, Mahomes Sr. wasn’t just visiting the Texas jail. He was put behind bars after he was pulled over and arrested for driving while intoxicated, which marked the third time he’s faced a DWI charge.

In this most recent run in with the law, Mahomes Sr. reportedly had an open 16-ounce Coors can (tallboy) in his center console cupholder, and told the officers that asked him why he was drinking and driving that he “had a few beers while watching a game at a local bar.”

If being honest meant anything in that situation, at least Mahomes Sr. told the truth. However, it just helped to confirm his intoxication (along with a field sobriety test, which he failed) and led to his arrest.

His vehicle was initially pulled over when a patrolling officer noticed a vehicle that was traveling slower than the rest of traffic in the area. When the police ran the plates on the car, they discovered that Mahomes’ tags were expired, which prompted them to pull him over.

Mahomes Sr., a former major league pitcher, has now faced three DWI charges, with the first being in 2008, the second in 2019, and now the most recent incident in 2024.

His bond was initially set at $10,000 on Saturday night, and reports show that he posted his bail and was released the next day. If Mahomes Sr. was convicted, he could face two to ten years in prison.

Mahomes Sr. usually attends his son’s NFL games, but this DWI charge might change things for the Mahomes family. This week was supposed to be yet another highlight of their family’s life, but the father of Patrick Mahomes has managed to put a damper on the Mahomes name leading up to the Super Bowl.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock