Amazon Has Given The Green Light For A True-Crime Documentary On Chiefs Superfan & Bank Robber ChiefsAholic

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@chiefsaholic via Instagram/Tulsa County Jail

Amazon came out firing with new project announcements left and right on Tuesday, including some fascinating titles in the world of sports. In addition to a documentary about the late, great Dale Earnhardt, a true-crime doc titled ChiefsAholic: A Wolf in Chiefs Clothing, is on the way.

Bless Patrick Mahomes. Whether it’s dealing with his idiot kid brother’s shenanigans, or being so great that he can render the fact that one of the Chiefs’ most visible fans is a criminal facing up to 50 years in prison, Mahomes is just that dude. That latter statement is 100% true, hence Amazon’s initiative to immortalize Xavier Babudar’s borderline stranger-than-fiction story.

How is it possible that a bank robber who literally held a woman at gunpoint becomes the butt of a joke between Chris Jones and Travis Kelce, gets uproariously laughed at by Pat McAfee, and doesn’t make but the slightest ripple? Three Super Bowl wins in five years, that’s how.

Will ChiefsAholic get some sort of financial compensation for agreeing to this documentary? I’d imagine so. I’ll bet whomever is in his orbit enthusiastically agreed to whatever terms necessary.

That’s because ChiefsAholic was forced to shell out $10.8 million to Payton Garcia, the aforementioned bank teller he threatened at gunpoint in December 2022. “Down bad” doesn’t even begin to describe ChiefsAholic these days. He’ll likely spend the rest of his natural life behind bars, in massive debt, and probably won’t have the privilege of watching his beloved Kansas City Chiefs continue their dynastic run.

The world won’t soon forget how ChiefsAholic’s lawyer, Matthew Merryman, described his client’s losing legal battle. It’s so far beyond parody/meta/absurd that I still can’t believe it actually happened.

Merryman is absolutely going to be one of the main stars of ChiefsAholic: A Wolf in Chiefs Clothing. How could he not be? That’s one participant in for sure.

Will any Chiefs engage or have anything to do with this? I doubt it, but that’s ripe with potential for hilarity. I wonder who ChiefsAholic’s family is and what they think. I’m admittedly not a big true-crime guy. However, anyone can buy into any given story like this because of the fundamental question of, “What motivates a human to do such things?” I get the fascination.

Thankfully, this tale didn’t end in tragic fashion as so many true-crime documentaries do. Justice has already been served in a form of an eight-figure settlement. But what else is there to ChiefsAholic’s story? Amazon was intrigued enough to order a documentary to explore it. Consider my interest moderately piqued — if only to see the lawyer again.

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