Patrick Mahomes Sr. was released on bail on Sunday, a day after being arrested on a DWI charge in Tyler, Texas.
The father of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was booked in the Smith County Jail on Saturday, as per jail records, and was released on a $10,000 bond.
This marks the third time the former MLB pitcher has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, with previous DWI charges in 2018 and 2019. He had pled guilty in those cases and served a 40-day sentence over weekends in the county jail, according to court records.
While no injuries were reported in the recent incident, Texas law stipulates that Mahomes Sr. could face a prison term ranging from two to ten years due to it being his third DUI offense.
The timing of the arrest is sensitive, echoing past Super Bowl distractions involving Chiefs personnel. In 2016, he was arrested and charged with public intoxication during a double overtime game between his son’s alma mater, Texas Tech, and TCU. Mahomes Sr. was arrested on a DWI charge in two separate incidents in 2012 in Smith County, according to jail records.
His arrest comes just over a week before his son plays in Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers.
Mahomes Sr., a retired pitcher, played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 to 2003.
He shares sons Patrick and Jackson Mahomes with ex-wife Randi Martin, and he is also the father of Zoe Mahomes from a subsequent relationship. Patrick Mahomes Sr. and Randi Martin are grandparents to Patrick’s two children with wife Brittany Mahomes: daughter Sterling Skye Mahomes and son Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III.