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Former KU, NFL player Elvis Patterson faces DUI, speeding charges in Douglas County

September 16, 2011

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Douglas County prosecutors have filed three misdemeanor charges against Elvis Patterson, a former Kansas University and NFL football player, related to a June vehicle stop on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.

According to court records, prosecutors charge Patterson, 51, who lives in Lenexa, with DUI, refusing to take a preliminary breath test and speeding, alleging that he was traveling 82 mph in the 70 mph zone. A Douglas County Sheriff’s officer arrested Patterson early June 4, and he was booked into jail about 2 a.m. that day.

At the time Patterson posted $250 and was given notice to appear in court June 17, but prosecutors did not file charges before that hearing. After a review, prosecutors filed charges Monday, and Patterson has been sent a summons to appear Oct. 11 in Douglas County District Court, according to court records.

Patterson played for KU as a defensive back from 1981 to 1983, and he won two Super Bowls, one as a member of the 1986 New York Giants and one with the 1993 Dallas Cowboys.

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