Any college football coach will tell you, getting a call in the early morning hours of the offseason is rarely good news. Last night was no different.
According the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff Department website, Oklahoma quarterback, and Heisman finalist, Baker Mayfield was arrested early this morning by the Fayetteville Police Department and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing, and resisting arrest.
According to a preliminary police report regarding the incident obtained by ESPN, Mayfield was arrested at around 3 AM after the police were called to a scene regarding a potential battery. According to ESPN, the report states that Mayfield became belligerent with cops and was slurring his speech.
Mayfield eventually attempted to flee the scene, but was chased down by cops and arrested. Playing in the Big 12, it may have been the best defense he faced all year.
He was booked into the Washington County jail until his release at 11:23 this morning. According to the department website, a preliminary hearing regarding the charges is set for Monday.
It’s a bad start to the year for Mayfield, who opted to return to Norman for his senior season after finishing last year as a Heisman finalist. Nothing good ever happens after 2:00 AM if you’re a star athlete. Nothing.
It’s only a matter of time before video of the incident drops, and judging from the description in the report, it won’t be too pretty.
Link to the Washington County Sheriff Department website booking report for Mayfield.