Archive for Friday, September 16, 2011

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

September 16, 2011


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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