Stepdad of Patrick Mahomes' Girlfriend Dies While Attending Cardinals vs. Chiefs

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 11:  Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half on November 11, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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The stepfather of Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, died Sunday during the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals

Matthews announced in an Instagram post her stepfather passed out at Arrowhead Stadium and died after being transported to a local hospital (h/t Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star):

Brooke Pryor @bepryor

Patrick Mahomes’ girlfriend Brittany Matthews posted on Instagram that her stepfather passed away at the Chiefs game today Has to be heartbreaking for the family https://t.co/CmVhaZ9s4F

Mahomes played in the victory, throwing for 249 yards and two touchdowns. According to NFL Network's James Palmer, Mahomes skipped his postgame media availability in order to leave Arrowhead Stadium as quickly as possible.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid discussed the situation Monday.

"We're sorry to hear about what took place yesterday," Reid said, per ESPN.com's Adam Teicher. "Our prayers and blessings are with the family. I've talked to Patrick and they're doing well for the circumstance that took place."

Reid added that Mahomes was present at the Chiefs' facility Monday but that the team would understand if the second-year passer made himself unavailable for its Week 11 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.