Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Star quarterback Baker Mayfield issued a long apology Saturday, following his antics during Oklahoma's 41-3 win against Kansas.
The game was chippy from the beginning, with Kansas players refusing to shake Mayfield's hand at the coin toss. Mayfield also took some late hits in the contest.
But he fired some energy right back at the opponents and Jayhawks fans. Mayfield was seen shouting at the crowd several times. He also grabbed his crotch and yelled at the other sideline late in the third quarter.
Mayfield performed that gesture with about 4:52 remaining in the quarter. He did it after throwing a three-yard touchdown to Mark Andrews.
"I am extremely sorry for how I carried myself today," Mayfield posted on Twitter. "I am sorry to the Kansas fans, coaches and players for disrespecting them. I am sorry to Sooner fans for not representing our University the way I should. I am sorry to any parent that had their kid[s] watching...I was not the good and inspiring role model that I aspire to be."
"What I did was unacceptable and in turn it has taken the attention off of our team. Not to mention my solo act reflects poorly on my team/program...Which is the opposite of what I want to do. I want my teammates and coaches to get all the attention and credit for working hard and having success. I am sorry to my brothers and coaches as well. I am an extremely competitive player once on the field, but that does not excuse and never will excuse my actions today. I truly am sorry from the bottom of my heart."
Baker Mayfield wasn't holding back. pic.twitter.com/6AQZZbZGsK— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 19, 2017
Mayfield completed 20-of-30 passes for 257 yards, three scores and no interceptions in the win. He is a prime candidate to win the Heisman Trophy.