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Baker Mayfield required to participate in alcohol education, community service

Baker Mayfield arrested
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Baker Mayfield was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and refusal to submit to arrest this spring.

Now he will be required to attend alcohol education and do 35 hours of community service before the fall semester, the university announced Thursday, via Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

Video of the arrest showed him running away from police and yelling profanities at them, which was embarrassing for him, his family and the university.

“I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself in this situation,” Mayfield said in a statement. “I know that I represent the University of Oklahoma on a very large scale, therefore I know better than to bring bad attention and scrutiny to the school and people that I love.

“The shame, guilt, and embarrassment I have felt over the past few days and continue to feel is something I would never wish upon anybody.”

Mayfield returned to school for his senior season, surprising many. He finished third in Heisman voting last year after throwing for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns and leading the Sooners to a 11-2 record in what was Bob Stoops’ final season as the head coach after he shocked college football by retiring this past week.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.