Baker Mayfield Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges, Pays $480 in Fines

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2017

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield talks with the media following a news conference to announce the retirement of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops and the naming of Lincoln Riley as new head coach, in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 10 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing in an Arkansas court Monday as part of a plea bargain agreement.

Mayfield will owe $480 in fines and $483.20 in restitution, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. Resisting arrest charges were dropped as part of the plea.

Mayfield was arrested Feb. 25 in Fayetteville "yelling profanities and causing a scene" when interacting with officers. He then allegedly attempted to flee the scene when officers asked him to come over and give his statement.

“With a heavy heart and many more emotions than just one...I sincerely apologize for my actions early Saturday morning on February 25th,” Mayfield wrote in a statement. “I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself in this situation. I know I represent the University of Oklahoma on a very large scale, therefore I know better than to bring bad attention and scrutiny to the school and people that I love.”

Oklahoma announced Mayfield will be forced to attend alcohol education classes and perform 35 hours of community service as his punishment from the school.

Mayfield was a Heisman finalist in 2016 after throwing for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He'll be relied upon to take an even bigger leadership role in 2017 after the sudden retirement of coach Bob Stoops.