Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes and three others reportedly were robbed Friday by a man they believed was armed with a handgun.
According to KLTV, Mahomes and the others told deputies in Smith County, Texas, that a man approached them as they were getting out of a vehicle and was “gesturing as if he had Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men a handgun in his waistband.” He then demanded unspecified property from the victims and drove off, the report said.
Deputies later located the suspect’s vehicle and arrested two men, Michael Blake Pinkerton and Billy Ray Johnson, after a traffic stop. Items taken from Mahomes and the others were found inside the vehicle.
Pinkerton was charged with aggravated robbery and was being held on $50,000 bond. Online jail records show numerous arrests for the 34-year-old Pinkerton dating back to 2000.
Johnson was charged with tampering with evidence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Mahomes was born in Tyler and grew up in nearby Whitehouse, Texas, where he starred before moving on to Texas Tech. The Chiefs selected him with the 10th overall pick in this spring’s NFL Draft. “We are looking for and attempting to develop baseball players around the world at all levels. Not just elite prospects, but also pre-schoolers. Maybe toddlers is a little bit too early,” Park told Sporting News. “An important part of those ventures is partnerships with schools, partnerships with school districts, partnerships with the governments, to bring the sport not just into the classroom, but also, in some ways, create what we think of as baseball curricula.