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OU announces internal punishment for Baker Mayfield

OU announces the internal punishment for quarterback Baker Mayfield following his February arrest.

Oklahoma announced its internal sanctions for quarterback Baker Mayfield stemming from his arrest in Arkansas in February.

Mayfield will be required to participate in university alcohol education and 35 hours of community service, OU said in a press release Thursday. Court sanctions for Mayfield have not been released.

Some of those hours will include working with law enforcement before the fall semester begins.

“As I stated earlier, I could not be more disappointed in my actions and the embarrassment they caused for my university and team," Mayfield said. “I am anxious to fulfill the responsibilities that have been set and am continuing to dedicate myself to the high standard that everyone rightfully expects from someone in my position.”

The punishment was announced because the pleas have been entered in the court in Mayfield’s case. Mayfield was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, fleeing and resisting arrest.

“Baker has expressed regret for his actions and backed up his apology by being a model leader in our program,” head coach Lincoln Riley said. “He has learned from his mistake and will continue to grow from it. The coaching staff and team has every confidence in him going forward.”

 

 


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