Patrick Mahomes joins Kansas City Royals' ownership group

·Senior NFL writer

First, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes brought the organization its first Super Bowl title in 50 years.

Now, his reach is expanding to the highest levels to another sport entirely — Major League Baseball.

On Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals announced that Mahomes is the newest member of its ownership group.

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In a statement, John Sherman, the Royals’ chairman, CEO and principal owner, said of the 24-year-old NFL superstar:

“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise. Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.

“Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball — dating back to his childhood.”

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is joining the Kansas City Royals ownership group. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is joining the Kansas City Royals ownership group. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Mahomes’ interest in baseball makes sense as his father, Pat, spent 11 years in the big leagues while his godfather, LaTroy Hawkins, spent 21 years in MLB.

“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” Mahomes said. “I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”

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