OU coach Bob Stoops addresses QB Baker Mayfield's arrest for first time

Posted at 12:55 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 13:59:46-04

NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops addressed Baker Mayfield's February arrest in Arkansas for the first time on Monday, according to a KFOR report.

Mayfield was arrested on Feb. 25 for public intoxication, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and fleeing. According to a police report, Mayfield said he tried to break up a fight. Mayfield reportedly yelled obscenities at officers trying to get a statement from him.

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Stoops said the following Monday about his quarterback's arrest:

“Very disappointed that Baker put himself in that situation. As you know, it’s still ongoing, so we won’t determine anything until it’s complete. He’ll go out and practice tomorrow. His reaction, he’s very hurt he put himself in that situation, as well. I’m sure it’s hurt him, embarrassed him. But he can overcome it and I’m sure he will.” 

Mayfield apologized for the incident on social media.

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