Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield issues apology following arrest
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 8:09
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield issued an apology Tuesday on Twitter for his recent arrest.
In the letter, addressed to OU president David Boren, athletics director Joe Castiglione, coach Bob Stoops, OC Lincoln Riley, Mayfield's family and OU fans, Mayfield said he has felt "shame, guilt and embarassment" since his arrest. "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 the people that I love".
Mayfield repeatedly expressed his embarrassment and shame for the incident. For that, I am extremely sorry.
Mayfield effectively apologized to everyone ranging from his coaches to the Lake Travis community for an arrest that included allegations of fleeing, resisting and public intoxication.
"I wish I could individually apologize to every single person that I have affected". He reportedly showed signs of slurred speech and had difficulty walking.
The police also said in a preliminary police report that Mayfield told an officer that he was trying to break up and argument, but it was later found that his action was itself causing the argument and creating a scene.
When the officer asked Mayfield to come speak to him, Mayfield walked away and began sprinting as the officer repeated his orders. He was tackled to the ground and then struggled with police as they attempted to restrain him, according to the report.
He faces an April 7 court date on the public intoxication charge, according to the Washington County sheriff's office.