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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Arrested in Arkansas

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The Oklahoma quarterback was charged with public intox, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas early Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

A few observations/questions:

  • How long did it take for the Fayetteville cops to take Baker down? I imagine he was able to slip away from their grasp more than once before being cuffed. As we all know, he’s quite elusive!
  • Who’s going to start at quarterback in the opener against UTEP? If he is suspended I imagine it will be for one game (since he’s not going to be kicked off the team just for being drunk and running away from a cop), so we may get to watch a start from either Austin Kendall or Kyler Murray. To be honest, that excites me quite a bit. Additionally, Baker would make his triumphant return against Ohio State at The Horseshoe. That will receive A LOT of hype and media attention.
  • It was brought to my attention by RedDirtSport that Baker has been officially measured at 6-1! That’s not ideal for a quarterback, but that’s honestly taller than I thought he was. That’s his listed height, but — as we all know — those are often inaccurate.

Anyway, I hope Baker stays out of trouble for the rest of his OU career. However, I’m not terribly upset with Baker for this. We all know that he’s a guy who likes to have fun, but he isn’t Johnny Manziel. He’ll be disciplined by Bob Stoops and Jerry Schmidt, but he’ll be just fine.

UPDATE: Here’s the police report.