Patrick Mahomes has invested an undisclosed amount of his fortune to join the Kansas City Royals ownership group.
The Royals on Tuesday announced that the superstar Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has acquired a stake in the MLB franchise.
Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, this month signed a record 10-year contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champions worth a reported $503million, the richest in sporting history.
The 24-year-old, MVP in the Chiefs' Super Bowl triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in February, was a talented baseball player before he opted for an NFL career.
His father, Pat Mahomes, was an MLB pitcher for 11 seasons, counting the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox among his employers.
Mahomes said of his latest venture: "I'm honoured to become a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals.
"I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I'm excited to do."
Go @Royals!! #AlwaysRoyal https://t.co/CDApf9wejT— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 28, 2020
Royals chairman, chief executive and principal owner John Sherman said of Mahomes: "He's proven himself to be one of the top professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he's built a championship culture.
"He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball. We look forward to many years of a winning partnership."
Sherman added: "We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise.
"Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field."