Baker Mayfield Makes Obscene Gesture, Appears to Say 'F--k You' to KU Players

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 18, 2017

LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 18:  Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after a touchdown during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has never been shy about expressing himself on the football field, something he proved once again on Saturday against Kansas.

Mayfield was seen on camera during the third quarter, appearing to yell 'f--k you' at the Kansas sideline and grabbing his groin, via Sports Illustrated:

Sports Illustrated @SInow

Baker Mayfield didn't feel like taking the high road today https://t.co/30Q5UFk264

After the game, Mayfield apologized for the gesture, per Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman:

Brooke Pryor @bepryor

Mayfield apologizes for the gesture. Says he’s a competitor, but that was unacceptable. Apologizes to fans on both sides and Kansas athletics https://t.co/dH9GV1R1i9

Mayfield generated controversy after Oklahoma's 31-16 win over Ohio State on Sept. 9 when he planted the Sooners' flag in the middle of the field at Ohio Stadium.

He said afterward planting the flag was a response to what happened the previous year when Ohio State defeated Oklahoma in Norman.

"It was embarrassing for them to sing their fight song on our field," Mayfield told reporters. "They're probably feeling the same way right now."

The senior quarterback later issued an apology for the incident, saying it wasn't intended to disrespect the Buckeyes players and coaching staff.

Mayfield is the likely Heisman front-runner with 3,559 passing yards and 31 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Sooners entering Saturday's game against Kansas.


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