The University of Oklahoma announced the details of Baker Mayfield’s punishment following his public intoxication arrest in February, and he won’t miss any playing time. Mayfield avoided suspension, but he will have to complete 35 hours of community service and will undergo an alcohol education course from the university.
“Baker has expressed regret for his actions and backed up his apology by being a model leader in our program,” Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said in a statement. “He has learned from his mistake and will continue to grow from it. The coaching staff and team has every confidence in him going forward.”
Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, AR, after he broke up a fight. When officers arrived to the scene Mayfield became agitated failed to comply with officer’s commands. Mayfield is on video attempting to flee the scene, but officers tackled him into a concrete wall before he got anywhere.
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Mayfield was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Mayfield has since apologized for his actions and he pled guilty to misdemeanors back in April.
Frankly, Mayfield is lucky to walk away from this ordeal with just some community service and some alcohol awareness training. That tackle could have killed a lesser man.