Oklahoma star QB Baker Mayfield calls arrest 'biggest mistake of my life' in apology

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has issued an extensive public apology following his arrest over the weekend in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for public intoxication.  

“With a heavy heart and many more emotions than just one ... I sincerely apologize for my actions early Saturday morning on February 25th,” Mayfield wrote in a lengthy statement on Twitter. “I made the biggest mistake of my life by putting myself in this situation. I know I represent the University of Oklahoma on a very large scale, therefore I know better than to bring bad attention and scrutiny to the school and people that I love.”

Line by line, Mayfield apologized to Oklahoma’s administrators and coaches, his teammates, family, friends and fans. Mayfield was charged with misdemeanors in disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. 

According to a preliminary police report, an officer was called to a scene for an assault and battery report. When the officer began interviewing Mayfield, who was allegedly intoxicated, the quarterback began “yelling profanities” and “causing a scene.” He then allegedly attempted to flee from the scene and resisted arrest when he was caught. 

Mayfield repeatedly expressed his embarrassment and shame for the incident. 

“To all the parents of kids that look up to me and consider me a role model, I am sorry I was not the example I should be for your children. This will forever be a lesson for me and let it be for young kids everywhere as well,” Mayfield said. 

Below is Mayfield’s full statement. Oklahoma has not yet announced what punishment Mayfield will face, if any. 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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