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Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield Arrested for Public Intoxication

Baker Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and fleeing.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Feb 25 2017, 5:05pm

Photo by Derick E. Hingle—USA TODAY Sports

Returning senior Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication this morning in Arkansas and was also charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and fleeing.

According to Washington County sheriff's office, Mayfield was booked at 9:21 a.m. ET, and is set to appear in court on April 7th. The university said that they're still awaiting information before making a comment.

We will update with any further information.

UPDATE (12:30 p.m. EST)

Oklahoma City KFOR reporter Dylan Buckingham obtained an excerpt from the police report with a few choice details of Mayfield's encounter with the police.

Mayfield allegedly claimed that he was trying to break up an altercation, and was visibly drunk—slurring his speech, having difficulty walking—cursing, and causing a scene. He was also allegedly covered in food.

Here's the account of Mayfield's resist of arrest, from the officer's description:

I told Mayfield to come over to me. When l gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to sprint away. I chased alter 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 arm behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield's arms behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs.

Mayfield was released on bond later this morning.