Shannon Sharpe brings race into the conversation involving arrest of a former Heisman finalist Michael Reaves/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Heisman finalists Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners, Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, Jabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines, Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals pose for a photo with the Heisman trophy during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Arkansas for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing. Shannon Sharpe, co-host of Fox Sports’ Undisputed, suggests Mayfield would’ve been treated differently had he been black.

Related: Details emerge on the arrest of Okahoma star Baker Mayfield 

Mayfield reportedly sprinted away from a police officer before he was tackled, and he was also “yelling profanities and causing a scene.” Sharpe cited several incidents where black people weren’t given the benefit of the doubt by police, and it’s an intriguing point in regards to Mayfield.


Oklahoma has yet to make a decision on punishment for Mayfield.

(h/t The Spun)

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