May­field tweets pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion apol­ogy

Soon­ers have not an­nounced any pun­ish­ment.

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Ok­la­homa QB Baker May­field is­sued an apol­ogy Mon­day on Twit­ter fol­low­ing his ar­rest two days prior in Fayet­teville, Ark., for pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion and re­sist­ing ar­rest.

In the let­ter, ad­dressed to OU Pres­i­dent David Boren, Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Joe Castiglione, coach Bob Stoops, of­fen­sive coordinator Lin­coln Ri­ley, May­field’s fam­ily and OU fans, May­field said he has felt “shame, guilt and em­bar­rass­ment” since his ar­rest.

“Due to the feel­ing of shame and guilt for mis­rep­re­sent­ing our ath­let­ics depart­ment and specif­i­cally my foot­ball team, I have found it ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to be around my team­mates the last few days,” May­field said in the let­ter. “I feel as though I have failed them and let them down on so many lev­els, so to all of my coaches and brothers, I am sorry for not be­ing the leader you know I am.”

May­field was charged with pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion, dis­or­derly con­duct, flee­ing and re­sist­ing ar­rest early the morn­ing of Feb. 25.

He was booked into jail at 8:21 a.m. and re­leased at 11:23 a.m. on a $1,535 bond.

He faces an April 7 court date on the pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion charge, ac­cord­ing to the Washington County sher­iff ’s of­fice.

May­field an­nounced in De­cem­ber he would re­turn for his se­nior sea­son in 2017.

Through two years in Nor­man, he has 7,665 yards pass­ing for 76 touch­downs and 15 in­ter­cep­tions.

He was named a Heis­man fi­nal­ist in 2016 and fin­ished third in vot­ing af­ter fin­ish­ing fourth in 2015.

The Soon­ers have not an­nounced any pun­ish­ment for May­field as a re­sult of his ar­rest.

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