Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — Ok­la­homa quar­ter­back Baker May­field has been ar­rested and charged with pub­lic in­tox­i­ca­tion, dis­or­derly con­duct and re­sist­ing ar­rest.

May­field, a Heis­man Tro­phy fi­nal­ist last year, was booked into the Wash­ing­ton County Jail af­ter first walking, then run­ning away and be­ing tack­led by an of­fi­cer fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion near Fayet­teville’s Dick­son Street early Satur­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

A pre­lim­i­nary po­lice re­port said an in­tox­i­cated May­field first told an of­fi­cer he was try­ing to break up an al­ter­ca­tion, but later “was yelling pro­fan­i­ties and caus­ing a scene” while the of­fi­cer ques­tioned an­other man. Af­ter May­field was tack­led, he re­fused to put his arms be­hind his back and was even­tu­ally forced into hand­cuffs be­fore be­ing ar­rested, po­lice said.

Ok­la­homa spokesman Michael Houck said the school is aware of the in­ci­dent and pur­su­ing de­tails.

May­field is known for his emo­tional de­meanor and out­go­ing per­son­al­ity. He sported a horse­shoe mus­tache dur­ing the Ok­la­homa State game last sea­son that de­ter­mined the Big 12 cham­pion, say­ing there’s a new sher­iff in town as a dig at the ri­val school’s Cow­boy mascot. He also wore a shirt un­der his uni­form pro­claim­ing the Soon­ers the 2016 con­fer­ence cham­pi­ons dur­ing the game, which the Soon­ers won 38-20.

May­field fin­ished third in the Heis­man bal­lot­ing last year, and he set the FBS record for pass­ing ef­fi­ciency. He led the Soon­ers to a vic­tory over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl and was the game’s MVP af­ter pass­ing for 296 yards and two touch­downs. In his best game of the sea­son, he passed for 545 yards and seven touch­downs in a 66-59 vic­tory over Texas Tech.

Two years ago, May­field fin­ished fourth in the Heis­man bal­lot­ing and led the Soon­ers to the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off.


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