As we all know at this point, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark. He was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest, all of which are misdemeanor offenses. On Tuesday, Mayfield issued a public apology via Instagram.
Well, Baker pretty much checked off every box with this one. This actually seems genuine, which is a rarity for statements such as this. It’s definitely a job well done on the part of Mayfield and the OU Athletics Communications staff.
Mayfield has received a lot of criticism since the arrest from fans and media alike, and he’s been the subject of plenty of takes on social media. Hell, even the Golden Hurricane got in on the action!
Anyway, it’s unlikely that much will come of this. He’ll definitely be spending some quality time with Jerry Schmidt, but I wouldn’t expect him to miss any game time. The topic will surely come up again in particular moments (such as the lead-up to the Ohio State game and the 2018 NFL Draft). However, it’s certainly not the end of the world, and I think we can pretty much move on from this.