Mayfield tweets public intoxication apology
Sooners have not announced any punishment.
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.