How is your weekend going? If you’re Baker Mayfield, not great. Reports are surfacing that Oklahoma’s star quarterback was arrested in Arkansas on Friday night on complaints of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
According to the police report, Mayfield was attempting to break up a fight when officers responded. The officer asked Mayfield to stick around so he could get his statement. It was at that time that Mayfield started to become beligerent by yelling profanities before trying to flee the scene. He was chased down and tackled by the officer, where he continued to fight the officer by refusing to put his arms behind his back.
Dylan Buckingham of KFOR out of Oklahoma City was able to obtain a portion of the police report.
“I asked Mayﬁeld to stop and talk to me. Mayﬁeld stated he was trying to break up an altercation that had occurred prior to my arrival. I asked Mayﬁcld to stay so I could take his statement for my report. While talking to the other party involved. Mayﬁeld was yelling profanities and was causing a scene. Mayﬁeld was intoxicated. When he ﬁrst came over to me. he had difﬁculty walking down a couple stairs. Mayﬁeld‘s speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayﬁeld’s clothing was covered in food. I told Mayﬁeld to come over to me. When l gave that command. Mayﬁeld began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayﬁeld then began to sprint away. I chased alter 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.”
Mayfield posted bond and was released from jail on Saturday morning. Oklahoma has released a statement acknowledging that they are aware of the situation.
“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.”
The Fayetteville Police Department will release a full report on Monday, and we will continue to cover the story as more information becomes available. In the meantime, there are probably a few schools in the Big 12 scrambling to find out if this officer has any eligibility left.