Bob Stoops Talks Baker Mayfield's Arrest, QB's Status with Oklahoma

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 10:  Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on as Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners works through pregame warmups before taking on the Texas Longhorns during the AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops isn't happy about Baker Mayfield's legal trouble, but won't take any action on his quarterback until the situation has resolved itself.

"Very disappointed that Baker put himself in that situation," Stoops said Monday, per Eric Bailey of Tulsa World. "As you know, it's still ongoing so we won't determine anything until it's complete."

Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas at the end of February, charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing.

The Texas native issued an apology on his Twitter account a few days later aimed at his teammates, coaches, fans and more. "I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself into this situation," Mayfield said.

A video of the incident was also released earlier this month, via Krystle Sherrell of KFSM.

Despite the legal problems, the rising senior will take part in spring football drills beginning Thursday.

"He's very hurt that he put himself in that position as well," Stoops said. "I'm sure it's hurt him. It's embarrassed him. But he can overcome it and I'm sure he will as he moves forward."

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Mayfield finished last season third in the Heisman Trophy voting after totaling 3,965 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes. 


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