Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested on Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark., and more details have started to emerge on the star’s arrest as the day has gone on.
Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing, and resisting arrest, and the latest police report from ESPN’s Jake Trotter shows that Mayfield had to be tackled by officers after originally fleeing.
From the report:
While talking to the other party involved, Mayfield was yelling profanities and was causing a scene. Mayfield was intoxicated. When he first came over to me, he had difficulty walking down a couple stairs. Mayfield’s speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayfield’s clothing was covered in food. I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to sprint away. I chased him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back. Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would not allow me to place his arms behind his back.
The charges against Mayfield are significant, as the fleeing charge is a felony. The other three are misdemeanors.
Mayfield is one of the top players in college football, throwing for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns against just eight interceptions in 2016. Mayfield’s efforts led him to finishing 3rd in the Heisman voting behind winner Lamar Jackson and runner up Deshaun Watson. After a Sugar Bowl win over Auburn to cap an 11-2 season, Mayfield announced that he would be returning to Oklahoma for the 2017 season.