Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield arrested

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 25, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark., and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Mayfield, a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, was arrested at 2:56 a.m. and was released from the Washington County (Arkansas) Jail at 11:23 a.m. after he posted bond, The Oklahoman reported.

A police officer was flagged down by a man to take an assault and battery report at about 2:29 a.m., according to the preliminary police report. The man was yelling at Mayfield, who told the officer that he was trying to break up an altercation that occurred before the officer arrived.

The officer asked Mayfield to stay so that he could take his statement, at which point Mayfield began "yelling profanities and causing a scene," according to the officer's report.

Mayfield, 21, had slurred speech, had difficulty walking down stairs and was covered in food on the front of his clothing, according to the report.

When the officer asked Mayfield to come to him, Mayfield began walking away, the officer wrote in his report. When the officer told him to stop, Mayfield sprinted away, which forced the officer to chase him and tackle him.

Mayfield kept his arms locked in a tight position and would not comply with the officer's orders to put his arms behind his back before the officer handcuffed him, according to the report.

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

Mayfield is due in court on April 7, according to the Washington County website. He also appears to have a hearing scheduled for Monday.

Mayfield finished third in the Heisman balloting last year, passing for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns with eight interceptions for the Big 12 champion Sooners. He led the Sooners to a victory over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl and was the game's MVP after passing for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Mayfield announced in December that he would return for his senior season.

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