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Jason Whitlock hails Patrick Mahomes for refusing to endorse either Donald Trump or Joe Biden for president… and says he got ‘tired of living the lie’ after going ‘woke’ and getting ‘caught up in the George Floyd thing’

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Mahomes has entered the political sphere before, but decided against it while speaking to Time.
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Conservative sportscaster Jason Whitlock praised Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes after he decided not to endorse either Joe Biden or Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

Whitlock believes Mahomes became “tired of living the lie” after speaking out after the “George Floyd issue.”

Mahomes declined to endorse either candidate during an interview with Time magazine that focused on his future, drawing praise from Whitlock.

Sports and politics have never been more intertwined, and many of those paths lead to the feud between Trump, when he was in office, and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Trump called Kaepernick and those who kneel before the star-spangled banner “sons of f****” in 2016.

Mahomes has entered the political sphere before, but decided against it while speaking to Time.

Mahomes has entered the political sphere before, but decided against it while speaking to Time.

Whitlock likes this version of Mahomes after he didn't endorse a presidential candidate

Whitlock likes this version of Mahomes after he didn’t endorse a presidential candidate

“Patrick Mahomes has pivoted a little bit because I think for a while he tried to wake up, the George Floyd thing, he got caught up in that and the Colin Kaepernick thing. But now he’s headed to a more authentic place,” Whitlock said. ‘My name is there, I’m not, I’m fine. I like this Patrick Mahomes.’

“There are athletes like Mahomes who try to live the lie and believe one thing, but they know they have to say another,” Whitlock continued.

Time asked Mahomes about the presidential election after he supported LeBron James’ ‘More Than a Vote’ campaign in 2020 to help with African American turnout in that year’s presidential election.

“I don’t want to pressure anyone to vote for a certain president,” Mahomes told Time. “I want people to use their voice, regardless of who they believe in. I want them to do the research.”

The Chiefs did not attend a celebration at the White House while Trump was in office after winning the Super Bowl in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kansas City visited the White House with Biden now commander in chief after winning last year’s Super Bowl. Biden will host the Chiefs for another title celebration later this year.

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