Did Patrick Mahomes use PEDs during Super Bowl halftime? Exploring truth behind viral tweet that claims NFL set to launch investigation

Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts on the bench after an apparent injury during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.

No, Patrick Mahomes did not use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) during halftime of Super Bowl LVII. The Super Bowl LVII MVP had a phenomenal game on Sunday, unrelated to PED usage. The malicious rumors of Patrick Mahomes' PED usage started with a Twitter post by Simon Charles, who claims to be a reputable journalist.

Unfortunately, for Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, this erroneous report has put a slight dent in their Super Bowl celebrations. This comes after the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 to win their second Super Bowl in four years.

The National Football League (NFL) will not launch an investigation into Patrick Mahomes for alleged performance-enhancing drug usage. As of the time of writing, the NFL has not released a statement indicating they will launch a formal investigation. The allegations of Mahomes using prohibited PEDs came from Simon Charles, who said:

"#BREAKING: Chiefs Super Bowl legitimacy put on hold as NFL plans to launch an investigation on possible PED (performance-enhancing drug) use by Mahomes during halftime. Sources confirm his rapid post-game drug test came back POSITIVE, and if guilty, the Chiefs could be stripped of the win."

Kansas City Chiefs fans did some digging and discovered that the account that tweeted was a parody account. As such, there's no need to worry about postponing the Kansas City Chiefs parade. The Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII fair and square, and they deserve to bask in the glory.

How did Patrick Mahomes perform in Super Bowl LVII?

Patrick Mahomes put up an MVP-caliber performance in Super Bowl LVII, so it didn't come as a surprise when the Texas Tech alum was selected as the Super Bowl MVP. The reigning league MVP came into the game with injury concerns due to a high ankle sprain sustained in the divisional round. He didn't play like someone who had any limitations. Mahomes was in his bag all night and torched the Philadelphia Eagles defense at every chance.

He completed 21 out of 27 passes for 182 passing yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Mahomes was incredibly shifty in the pocket and was sacked zero times in the Super Bowl game. Mahomes connected with three different players for his touchdown drives, and he led the Chiefs to their second Super Bowl in the Mahomes and Andy Reid era.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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