OU announces sanctions for Baker Mayfield

Kyle Phillips/The Norman TranscriptOU’s Baker Mayfield (6) talks with Austin Kendall (10) during a spring practice session.

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma Athletics announced internal sanctions for Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield following his February arrest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for three misdemeanors.

Mayfield will be required to participate in university alcohol education and perform 35 hours of community service, including working with law enforcement. He will need to meet these requirements before the start of the fall semester on Aug. 21.

“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.”

In April, Mayfield’s attorney entered a plea of not guilty on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. At the time, no court date had been set. A representative for the Fayetteville prosecutor’s office said information on the status of Mayfield’s case would be shared on Monday. The Transcript has also reached out to Mayfield’s attorney for information.

“Baker has expressed regret for his actions and backed up his apology by being a model leader in our program,” OU 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.”

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.