Baker Mayfield to Participate in Alcohol Education, Community Service for Arrest

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 15, 2017

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against Auburn during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has learned his punishment stemming from his February arrest.

According to Dave Miller of Campus Insiders, Mayfield will have to complete 35 hours of community service and participate in university alcohol education.

Mayfield was originally charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing.

The Oklahoman released a video of the arrest.

Mayfield has since apologized for the incident, noting he has to hold himself to a higher standard.

"What I did was a mistake," he said in March, per the Associated Press (via USA Today). "I put myself in a bad position and especially, playing quarterback here, I can't do that. Some things, I can't do what a normal college kid does. That's what I signed up for. I signed up to play football here. It's a dream come true, so why would I put that in jeopardy? That's the biggest mistake."

The rising senior has finished in the top five of the Heisman Trophy voting in each of the last two years and is a top contender for the award in 2017 after totaling 3,965 passing yards and 40 touchdowns last season.