OU’s Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest.
According to the Fayetteville District Court report, Mayfield stated he was trying to break up an altercation and the police officer asked him to stay so he could take a statement for his report.
Mayfield reportedly was yelling profanities and causing a scene and the officer reported Mayfield was intoxicated, slurring his speech and smelling of alcohol.
The officer reported he asked Mayfield to come over to him and Mayfield walked away.
The officer said he then told Mayfield to stop and, when he did, Mayfield began to sprint away from him.
The officer reported he tackled Mayfield, ordering him to put his hands behind his back.
Mayfield refused, according to police, and the officer eventually forced his arm and placed him in handcuffs.
The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
According to the arrest report, Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. Saturday morning.
He was reportedly released a couple hours later on a $1,535 bond.
He faces a court date on April 7 for the public intoxication charge, according to the sheriff’s office.
The OU athletic department did not immediately have any comment on Mayfield’s arrest, except for this brief statement: