March 11 (UPI) -- Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback Baker Mayfield has been sacked more than 90 times during his college career.
But his most brutal takedown happened in February at the hands of Fayetteville, Arkansas police. Mayfield was arrested on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest.
According to the police report, Mayfield was originally a spectator with food covering his shirt. He wouldn't stop yelling profanities at police officers and refused to obey their commands. He tried to run, resulting in a chase down. The chase ended when an officer leapt and tackled the quarterback into a concrete wall.
Police were originally responding to a report of assault and battery, according to reports. Officers said that the quarterback was intoxicated, with slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. He also had trouble walking down stairs.
"When I gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me," the report said, via KOCO 5. "Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to sprint away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back."
"Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would not allow me to place his arms behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield's arm behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs."
Before Mayfield was held at Washington County Jail and released on bond, the officers had a conversation, per reported by Tulsa World.
"By the way, he's the quarterback for OU," one officer said.
"He is...Is he really," another officer asked.
"That's what his girlfriend said."
"He's not very fast."
Mayfield, 21, has an April 7 court date. He apologized for the incident on social media.
"I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself in this situation," Mayfield said. "I know that I represent the University of Oklahoma on a very large scale, therefore I know better than to bring bad attention and scrutiny to the school and people I love."
The redshirt senior completed 254-of-358 passes for 3,965 yards, 40 touchdowns, and eight interceptions last season for the Sooners. He was the 2015 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He is the only player in Sooners history to pass for at least 5,000 yards and have at least 500 rushing yards in a career. Mayfield finished third in voting for the 2016 Heisman Trophy.
Pro Football Focus has Mayfield as its top returning player for 2017.