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Video released of police tackling, arresting Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield arrest video
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERRIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas released the dashcam video Friday of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s recent arrest.


Mayfield, 21, was arrested Feb. 25 on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.

The video shows Mayfield walk away from police only to get tackled into a concrete wall a few steps later by a police officer after breaking into a run. Two other officers then helped hold Mayfield down on the ground as they placed him in handcuffs.

According to a report and the police officers on the video, Mayfield had been “yelling profanities” and was “causing a scene,” which appeared to agitate them, before attempting to flee. At the time, they were questioning another man about an alleged altercation.

Later in the video, a visibly upset Mayfield calmly questioned an officer why he was being arrested.

Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. local time and his bond was set at $1,535.

Three days after the arrest, Mayfield issued a lengthy public apology on Twitter about the incident.

“I know that 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. The shame, guilt, and embarrassment I have felt over the past few days and continue to feel is something I would never wish upon anybody.

“Due to the feeling of shame and guilt for misrepresenting our athletics department and specifically my football team, I have found it extremely difficult to be around my teammates the past few days. I feel as though I have failed them and let them down on many levels, so to all of my coaches and brothers, I am sorry for not being the leader you know I am.

“I know that this adversity is directly caused by my own actions and I have nobody to blame but myself, but I will own up to it, look it in the face, and I will be a better person in the long run.”

 Mayfield, a rising senior, has finished in the top five in Heisman Trophy voting in each of the past two seasons. Last year, he threw a career-high 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns and finished third. He is considered among the early favorites to win the award in 2017.

Mayfield has a court date scheduled for April 7, according to the Washington County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office.

RELATED: Barry Switzer pokes fun at Baker Mayfield’s recent arrest

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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