On Feb. 25, Oklahoma QB and preseason Heisman contender Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas. He was booked for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, as well as fleeing and resisting arrest. On Friday, video of the arrest was released by the Fayetteville Police Department.
Here’s the Baker Mayfield arrest video. Nice wrap up by the wall. pic.twitter.com/VOEFZj0D88
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) March 10, 2017
Mayfield does indeed make a run for it, and the police crunch him against a concrete wall as they attempt to bring him down. A preliminary police report described the situation like this.
According to the preliminary police report obtained by ESPN.com, a police officer was flagged down to take an assault and battery report about 2:29 a.m. Saturday. The person who flagged the officer was yelling at Mayfield, who told the officer he had been trying to break up an altercation. The officer asked Mayfield to stay so that he could take his statement, at which point Mayfield began “yelling profanities and causing a scene,” according to the report.
Mayfield apologized for the incident shortly after it happened saying, among other things, that “I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself in this situation.”
So far, Mayfield has not been suspended by Oklahoma.