Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was reportedly arrested in Arkansas early Saturday morning, and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
According to the police report, authorities made repeated attempts to get a statement from an intoxicated Mayfield, who was trying to break up an altercation, ESPN reports. In addition to having slurred speech, the Sooners quarterback reportedly struggled to walk down some stairs, smelled of alcohol, and the front of his clothing was covered in food.
After being told to stop walking away from the cops, Mayfield started sprinting away. He was tackled to the ground and ordered to place his arms behind his back. Baker allegedly continued to resist, but was eventually placed in handcuffs.
Per ESPN, the Oklahoma athletic department has released the following statement: "We are aware of the matter and are learning the details. We don’t have any other information at this time."
After finishing fourth and third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2015 and 2016, respectively, Mayfield seems to be a leading candidate to finally get his hands on the award this upcoming season after throwing for 3,965 yards, 40 passing touchdowns and only eight interceptions in the 2016 campaign. While this incident probably won't impact his NFL stock, it surely doesn't look good on his record.
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