The "family event" that held Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes from his mandatory postgame news conference Sunday morning proved to be the terrible news that his girlfriend's stepfather had collapsed and died.
Brittany Matthews explained to Instagram that her stepfather Paul, "did not come back from this" and "was called to heaven" after collapsing outside of Arrowhead Stadium before kickoff. Paul Matthews participated in the game with Mahome's father, according to several reports, and paramedics were promptly in place and transported him to a nearby hospital.
"Today is a day I'll never forget! Soon after this picture, I jumped to the front to see my dad went out! He did not come back from this and he was called to heaven today! I know 100 percent he is so happy there up with his children looking down on us and cheering out loud that his bosses won today! "she wrote, adding a picture from the hospital and another by someone who held his hand. "Thank you all for the prayer and sweet text! We will miss you Paul so much! I'll take care of Mom for you!"
Coach Andy Reid said that Mahomes had skipped the interview session due to a "family event" and Mahomes, who put a Chiefs one-season record with his 31st touchdown pass in the 26-14 victory over Arizona, has not commented.
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