It seemed like there was a new “Eagles are cheating” story each week in the build up to Super Bowl LVII, but now that the dust has settled and the Chiefs are champs it is their turn.
Specifically, across the internet and social media, Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has been the target of false allegations.
And they are pretty, interesting allegations — that he used male enhancement supplements — to help him in the big game. If it seems wild and just too weird to be true it is because it is. But, it’s 2023 and people struggle to source facts, so Snopes had to unfortunately tackle this one, too.
The website which looks at such rumors or trending topics and then uses facts to see if they are either true or untrue, rated this one “false.”
Per Snopes, this all started when ads began showing up on Facebook and Instagram claiming the Chiefs quarterback faced “cheating allegations,” after taking male enhancement supplements around the Super Bowl. The website said that the links provided purposely made it look like the story came from ESPN.com. But, it said, ESPN’s “web design and logo” were being used without permission.
Snopes said this is actually the second false claim about Mahomes following the 38-35 Super Bowl win. The first, it said, said he failed a drug test. It said that report tracked back to a satire Twitter account.
So, no, Patrick Mahomes didn’t use “High Pump” or “Erexo Plus” to beat the Eagles as the fake story said. He was just really awesome in that second half.