The preliminary police report for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s arrest has been released.
Saturday morning, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas on four charges – public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. ESPN’s Jake Trotter has released the preliminary police report, which contains the officer’s account of the incident. We’ve transcribed it below:
“On 2/25/17 at approximately 2:29 AM I was at Dickson and West when I was flagged down to take an Assault and Battery report. The party who flagged me down was yelling at a man, later identified as Baker Mayfield. I asked Mayfield to stop and talk to me. Mayfield stated he was trying to break up an altercation that had occurred prior to my arrival. I asked Mayfield to stay so I could take his statement for my report.
While talking to the other party involved, Mayfield was yelling profanities and causing a scene. Mayfield was intoxicated. When he first came over to me, he had difficulty walking down a couple stairs. Mayfield’s speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayfield’s clothing was covered in food. I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to spring away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back. Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would not allow me to place his arms behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield’s arm behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs.
Mayfield was transported to Washington County Detention Facility. Upon my arrival there, I transferred Mayfield into Detention Facility Staff.”
Mayfield was reportedly released on bond within the past hour.
Baker Mayfield has been released — Bonded out three minutes ago. #Sooners
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) February 25, 2017
More updates to come.