Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas early Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.
OU just sent me this statement on Baker Mayfield: pic.twitter.com/EPjcgYjNu6— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) February 25, 2017
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!
And Fayetteville police are the first SEC defense to stop Baker in anything. https://t.co/t8N4K4MPBx— Brandon Drumm (@BrandonTFB) February 25, 2017
- 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.