Baker Mayfield Goes Long on His Biggest Mistake, Confetti Bombs and Bedlam

Heisman candidate Baker Mayfield is hoping to lead Oklahoma back to the College Football Playoff in his senior season, and while the Sooners’ chances took a hit in last weekend’s upset loss to Iowa State, their path to a Big 12 title and a shot at the final four is still well within reach, with rivalry games against Texas and Oklahoma State coming in the month ahead. Before the Iowa State game, I sat down with the Sooners’ star quarterback to talk about his career, leadership, the rivalries he seems to relish and more.

Bruce Feldman: Do you think [Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley] had a pretty unique understanding of what drives you early on? It wasn’t like he chose you or you chose him. You guys were both kind of here by circumstance. He seemed like he let you embrace playing with that edge, probably more than a lot of coaches. Would you agree with that?

Baker Mayfield: I would. And I think that is what makes him so special. He coaches to his players’ best traits and he lets them do their best by doing that. I think that is why [we connected] so quickly because I think he relates to

... read more at:

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark., on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Mayfield was arrested at 2:56 a.m. booked into jail at 8:21 a.m. He was released at 11:23 a.m. on a $1,535 bond. Mayfield faces an April 7 court date on the public intoxication charge, according to the Washington County sheriff’s office.

Oklahoma’s spring game is April 8.

Fayetteville police officer Scott Brand was flagged down at 2:29 a.m. Saturday to take an assault and battery report from a person yelling at Mayfield, who said he had been trying to break up an altercation, according to a preliminary police report obtained by ESPN. The officer asked Mayfield to remain on the scene so he could take his statement, at which point Mayfield began “yelling profanities and causing a scene,” according to the report.

Mayfield had slurred speech, difficulty walking down stairs and food covering the front of his clothing. When the officer called Mayfield over, he began to walk away before sprinting, forcing the officer to chase and tackle him, according to the report. Mayfield then refused to place his arms behind his back, despite repeated orders to do so,

... read more at: