New Mahomes ‘cheating allegations’ rumor falsely claims he took male potency pills
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes was caught taking male-grade supplements.
On February 15, 2023, users on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger were shown new ads alleging that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was facing “cheating allegations” regarding drugs surrounding Super Bowl LVII were taken. The links in the ads led to a website deliberately created by scammers to trick readers into thinking they were reading ESPN.com content. The site said the Super Bowl MVP was “caught” with “Erexo Plus” or “High Pump,” both alleged male diet supplements.
None of this was true. ESPN was not involved in this scam. The company’s web design and logo have been used without permission.
It is unclear who paid for the scam ads.
This was the second Mahomes-and-drugs false rumor to surface after the team’s Super Bowl win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The game ended on February 12 38-35.
The first rumor falsely claimed that Mahomes had failed a post-Super Bowl drug test, a claim that originated in an apparently satirical Twitter account.
The fake ESPN.com website that circulated the more recent rumor showed the article’s headline: “BREAKING NEWS: Patrick Mahomes Get Caught! He’s under investigation now as the NFL completely overhauls its drug testing program.”
This fake article was never published by ESPN.
The story began by referring to the first rumor and went as far as the second rumor to claim Mahomes invested in the men’s supplements:
Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s Superbowl, is the latest target in the NFL’s crackdown on performance-enhancing drugs. After changes were made to the substance abuse policy last month, many NFL players have been accused and sanctioned for using PEDs more than any other sport. Experts believe the changes are intended to level the playing field and prevent players from having an advantage based on their ability to access certain supplements and/or medications.
Mahomes is one of the most talented football players in the world, if not THE most talented, but even “he needs help sometimes,” he said when addressing the NFL in a disciplinary hearing yesterday. Mahomes pinched his ankle badly a few weeks before the Superbowl and was barely able to walk at the time. But he’s never missed a game or even missed a practice session, which has left the league and fans wondering… how did he do it?
Well, now we know the answer. Mahomes used an off-market supplement called Erexo Plus [or High Pump] Known by NFL coaches to reduce inflammation and increase muscle growth by 150% in just a few days. However, Mahomes says he has done nothing wrong and that the product is “completely legal and safe”.
We were able to interview Mahomes to learn more about his response to the NFL’s allegations.
Pat revealed the NFL’s true motives by adding, “I’ve actually invested in Erexo Plus [or High Pump] after seeing how strong it is and we officially launched it in the US starting today. The reason they’re after me is because I wouldn’t let the NFL work with me. They saw how profitable the TB12 method was for Brady and wanted to invest in my supplement to get a share of the profits, but I said no.
The end of the article misleadingly included logos for Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Maxim, Sharp, and Playboy, as if all of these publications wrote about or endorsed the product.
We couldn’t find a parent company name for “Erexo Plus” or “High Pump,” the products Mahomes endorsed and invested in, according to the fake ESPN.com article.
This story will be updated as more developments come to light.
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