Baker Mayfield, the quarterback at Oklahoma, is under arrest and facing charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy finalist was sent to the Washington County Jail after being tackled by a police officer. Mayfield was running from the police after an incident near Dickson Street in Fayetteville Saturday.
Reports state that Mayfield was drinking alcohol heavily, and first said he was helping to break up another incident. Then he became belligerent, causing a scene and screaming profanities while police were questioning someone else. After tackling Mayfield, he was refusing to cooperate and wouldn’t put his hands behind his back. Eventually, police forced him into handcuffs and arrested him. Oklahoma University is aware of the arrest and is collecting more details at this time.
Baker Mayfield is popular for his outgoing personality and emotional attitude
During the Oklahoma State game, he was rocking a funny mustache. To Mayfield, it represented him being the “new sheriff in town.”
That move is also a hit at the rival team’s mascot, the Cowboys. He also wore a Sooners 2016 conference champ T-shirt under his uniform during the conference game, which they ended up winning 38-20.
Last year, Mayfield was third in the Heisman balloting, and he set the FBS passing efficiency record. He drove the Sooners to a win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl and was the diversion’s MVP. In his best round of the season, he went for 545 yards and seven touchdowns in a 66-59 win over Texas Tech.
Mayfield began his profession at Texas Tech before sitting out a year due to transfer rules. Mayfield was challenging Tech’s choice not to allow him eligibility, and became a vocal critic, saying the decision wasn’t right because he was not on a scholarship.
After last season’s win over with the Oklahoma State, Mayfield reported planning to return for his senior season, mostly due to the fight for the additional time of qualification.