OU quarterback Baker Mayfield apologizes in statement following Fayetteville arrest

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Quick facts:

  • Baker Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Mayfield is known for playing quarterback for the University of Oklahoma.
  • He faces charges related to public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was taken into police custody early Saturday morning after an incident in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Officers say someone near Dickson and West reported that Mayfield was intoxicated, yelling profanities and causing a scene.

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An arrest report states that Mayfield told officers he was trying to break up an altercation there.

When officers talked to Mayfield, they reportedly found his speech was slurred and his clothing was covered in food.

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They said the OU football player even sprinted away from police at one point, prompting the officer to tackle him to the ground and handcuff him.




Mayfield was booked into the Washington County Detention Facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was released  after 11 a.m. Saturday.

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He faces charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

"We are aware of the matter and are learning the details. We don't have any other information at this time," Mike Houck, Oklahoma team spokesman said.

Mayfield is a sophomore at the university. He was short-listed for the Heisman Trophy last year.

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He released a statement Tuesday:

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