Monday, February 27, 2017


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is tackled to the ground and arrested after 'trying to run away from police officers he shouted profanities' at in drunken square-off

By Jennifer Smith

Daily Mail
February 26, 2017

Oklahoma University quarterback Baker Mayfield, 21, was arrested on Saturday after a drunken run-in with police.

The athlete was booked into county jail in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at 8am on Saturday morning after allegedly shouting profanities at officers while he was drunk.

They were called to Dickson Street amid reports of a fight that Mayfield was trying to break-up.

When officers arrived, he is accused of becoming aggressive then fleeing when they tried to arrest him.

He spent three hours in jail on Saturday after being booked before being released on bond for charges including public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Mayfield will appear at Fayetteville District Court on Monday morning for his first appearance and will return to court on April 7 to face the charges.

A police report obtained by ESPN claimed Mayfield first told police he was trying to break up a fight between others at 2.29am.

He had slurred speech and food was spilled down the front of his clothing, according to the report.

When the officer asked him to stay for him to be take a statement, he began 'yelling profanities and causing a scene,' it claims.

He began walking away and started running when the officer pursued him. Mayfield was eventually tackled to the ground and taken to the county jail to be booked.

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

Mayfield has made no public comment since his arrest.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Looks like the Razorbacks scored a rare win over the Sooners.

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