Baker Mayfield reaches plea deal on misdemeanor charges – NFL.com
Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, one of the top quarterbacks in college football, has settled his criminal case.
Mayfield accepted a plea deal on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, fleeing and disorderly conduct that he incurred in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 25, per The Oklahoman. An initial charge of resisting arrest was dropped, per the report. Under terms of the deal, which was reached June 14 and released on Monday, Mayfield will have to pay $460 in fines.
The police report described Mayfield as intoxicated, yelling obscenities and covered with food, and stated that the Sooners star walked, then sprinted away when a police officer asked him to come toward him. He was tackled by police, and a dashcam video of the incident was made public. Mayfield issued an apology via Twitter a few days later.
OU has also required Mayfield to complete an alcohol education program and 35 hours of community service.
Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy finalist last year. He’ll be a fifth-year senior this fall, and has led the Sooners to two consecutive Big 12 championships. His 3,965 passing yards last season ranked ninth in the nation among FBS schools, and three of the eight ranked ahead of him — Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Cal’s Davis Webb — were selected in the NFL draft in April.
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