Sooners QB Mayfield arrested in Arkansas

According to the Washington County Sheriff's office official website, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

Mayfield was one of two Sooners who were finalists for the Heisman Trophy this past season.

In the preliminary police report, an officer was flagged down to address an altercation between an unidentified man and Baker Mayfield. It's noted that the front of Mayfield's clothing was covered in food and he was clearly intoxicated.

When the officer told Mayfield to come to him, Mayfield reportedly began to walk away. After a second command, Mayfield began to run away. The officer chased Mayfield and tackled him to the ground. Mayfield was keeping his arms locked in position to prevent them from being placed behind his back. The officer was forced to pull Mayfield's arms back to place handcuffs.

UPDATE (10:51 a.m.): A team official said, "We are aware of this matter and are learning the details. We don't have any other information at this time."

UPDATE (11:07 a.m.): Mayfield was released on a $1,535 bond.

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