Details released on Baker Mayfield's arrest, and he was tackled by police in Fayetteville
Details of Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield’s night in Fayetteville, Ark, which resulted in an arrest for public intoxication and other related charges, are now available via the police report.
As shared by Jake Trotter on Twitter, here are the officer’s notes for what led up to Mayfield getting tackled:
On 2/25/17 at approximately 2:29 AM I was at Dickson and West when I was flagged down to take an Assault and Battery report. The party who flagged me down was yelling at a man, later identified as Baker Mayfield. I asked Mayfield to stop and talk to me. Mayfield said he was trying to break up an altercation that had occurred prior to my arrival. I asked Mayfield to stay so I could take his statement for my report.
While talking to the other party involved, Mayfield was yelling profanities and was causing a scene. Mayfield was intoxicated. When he first came over to me, he had difficulty walking down a couple stairs. Mayfield’s speech was slurred and he had an odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayfield’s clothing was covered in food. I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop. Mayfield then began to spring away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back. Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would not allow me to place his arms behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield’s arms behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs.
Mayfield was transported to Washington County Detention Center Facility. Upon my arrival, there, I was transferred to Mayfield into Detention Facility Staff.
No word on whether Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has reached out to the cop.
Arkansas should definitely sign whichever cop caught a fleeing Baker Mayfield. Best defense played by any Razorback this year.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 25, 2017