Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ex-KU football player Elvis Patterson arrested on drunken driving charge for second time


Former Kansas University football player Elvis Patterson was arrested in Douglas County in the 1600 block of East 23rd Street early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Patterson, 52, of Lenexa, was booked into Douglas County Jail on charges of driving with a suspended license, driving while intoxicated, and refusing a breath test. He was released on $1,500 bond.

In 2011, Patterson was arrested on similar charges but prosecutors dismissed a DUI charge in June 2012. He pleaded guilty to two traffic infractions, refusing a preliminary breath test and speeding for going 12 mph over the limit on Kansas Highway 10.

Patterson, who currently resides in Lenexa, played for KU as a defensive back and defensive end from 1981 to 1983. He went on to play in the NFL and was on two Super Bowl champion teams, Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants and Super Bowl XXVIII with the Dallas Cowboys.


cajhawk84 1 year, 2 months ago

Elvis was a cornerback in the pros, but Mike Gottfried had a gimmick defense at KU. It was called a wide tackle 6, so it was a 6 man front. The guys playing on the end were usually safeties who could blitz, cover, or stop the run. Elvis was a safety, but played the end position on that defense.


oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 2 months ago

12 miles over the limit? Wow, that would pretty much be everyone driving K-10 daily. why aren't those drivers stopped for speeding? MIght even catch some city workers or KU employees or better yet those alums that KU want to retire to Lawrence.

This isn't really news!


Boise_JHawk 1 year, 2 months ago

Way back when, Elvis was my guy to guard most of one evening in pickup basketball at Robinson gym. He had a great verticle leap, but I don't remember that he played alot of defense. Maybe he understood the talent level who he was guarding.


BringBackMark 1 year, 2 months ago

His nickname when he played here was Toast. Couldn't believe it when he made it big in the NFL, kinda like Chris Harris. Also can't believe it's been 30 years ago!


riverdrifter 1 year, 2 months ago

He played 30 years ago. This is news, why?


champdave 1 year, 2 months ago

He was a little before my time. I know I'm missing the point, but I'm distracted by the background - he was a defensive back and also a defensive end? Not your typical combination.


Hurinfan 1 year, 2 months ago

That is pathetic and unacceptable.


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