Baker Mayfield Arrested for Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 25, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners on the sideline during their victory against the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl on January 2, 2017 at The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jackson Laizure)
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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Arkansas, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office

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

Sirius XM's Barrett Sallee relayed Mayfield's mugshot: 

Barrett Sallee @BarrettSallee

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. https://t.co/KpQDCdZ6hK

Citing a police report, ESPN.com's Jake Trotter reported Mayfield told a police officer who was called to take an assault and battery report that he was trying to "break up an altercation" on Saturday morning. The report states Mayfield then started "yelling profanities and causing a scene" when the officer attempted to get his statement.

The report obtained by Trotter also says Mayfield "had slurred speech, had difficulty walking down stairs and was covered in food on the front of his clothing." Mayfield later attempted to flee the scene, but an officer pursued and eventually tackled him. 

According to Trotter, the 21-year-old is due to make a court appearance on April 7 stemming from the public intoxication charge. 

"We are aware of the matter and are learning the details," Oklahoma said in a statement on Saturday, per Trotter. "We don't have any other information at this time."

A 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, Mayfield led the Sooners to a Big 12 title while throwing for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns. 

Although he could have declared for April's NFL draft following a standout campaign, Mayfield told reporters in December he would return for 2017 after the Big 12 reversed a walk-on transfer rule that granted him another year of eligibility. 

According to OddsShark, Mayfield is a top Heisman contender for 2017 behind only USC quarterback Sam Darnold.    


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