The video of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s Feb. 25 arrest in Arkansas has been released. The video shows Fayetteville police tackling the Heisman finalist as he tries to run away. The series of events resulted in charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest — all of which were misdemeanor offenses.
Here’s the full video:
Man, that was over and done with much quicker than I had imagined it in my head. Baker made it maybe four steps before he was slammed against the wall and on the ground, which is something that looks painful no matter how intoxicated he was at the time. I think it’s safe to say that he had some bruises the next day, and he’s very lucky to not have suffered a serious injury.
Honestly, Baker should have jumped over the retaining wall if he wanted to elude them. Police officers usually wear very tight pants, and a retaining wall of that height would have been a serious impediment for them. Hindsight is 20/20, I guess...
Mayfield released the following statement after his arrest:
Baker was obviously drunk at the time, and I’m not one to throw stones when it comes to these types of offenses. But for the love of God, DON’T RUN FROM THE COPS!
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