- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ mom came to his defense Monday night after he was misnamed by an ESPN announcer.
- “If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son Pat.. ugh i may scream… lol #help,” Mahomes’ mom, Randi, wrote in a tweet.
- Ultimately, the fact the analyst Louis Riddick called Mahomes “Pat” — the name Mahomes’ father goes by — didn’t seem to do the quarterback any harm.
- Mahomes threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Chiefs to a 34-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
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It can be hard for a mother to ever stop being protective of her son — even when he becomes the best-paid player in NFL history and one of the most dominant athletes in sports.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes seemed to find that out Monday night when his mom came to his defense during the star’s winning performance against the Baltimore Ravens.
Mahomes, who likes to be called Patrick, was referred to as “Pat” during ESPN’s coverage of the Chiefs’ 34-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, which pitted Mahomes against last season’s league MVP, Lamar Jackson.
His mom, Randi, was not pleased — possibly because Pat is what she calls her husband, Patrick Mahomes’ dad.
“If this announcer doesn’t stop calling my son Pat.. ugh i may scream… lol #help,” Randi Mahomes wrote.
—Randi Mahomes (@tootgail) September 29, 2020
Though she didn’t name names, the announcer she was referring to was most likely Louis Riddick, a former NFL safety who this season is calling “Monday Night Football” games for the first time.
Riddick referred to Mahomes as “Pat” at least once during the game, according to Yahoo Sports.
Mother Mahomes’ tweet eventually found its way to Riddick, who was more than happy to apologize, saying live on the air: “Guilty, guilty, guilty. I apologize, Patrick.”
Ultimately, Riddick’s misnaming of Mahomes didn’t seem to do the quarterback any harm, as he threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 26 yards and one touchdown in the 34-20 win for last season’s Super Bowl champions.