How Mayfield's audible doomed a Sooner in Fayetteville
From the two sets of dash cam video released today by the Fayetteville Police Department, there's 44 minutes of video (with some audio overlap.) On the first video, a majority of it is audio from eye witnesses, one of whom we're lead to believe is the girlfriend of Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist Baker Mayfield.
Early in the video, she admits, "My boyfriend has been drinking a lot but he's of legal age. I just don't want him to ruin his [expletive] career."
The final 11 minutes approximately is Mayfield in handcuffs at the front of the police vehicle, where he is given a field sobriety test. It's hard to understand everything that transpired based on the audio but from what's gathered, the initial party who flagged down an officer at approximately 2:29 a.m. on the morning of February 25th accused Mayfield of trying to steal the man's ordered meal at the food trucks further up Dickson Street.
When this man confronted Mayfield, two other individuals attacked the accuser (whether they were with Mayfield isn't certain.) But what other unidentified witnesses heard on the audio claim is that Mayfield, in his drunken state, did the best he could to diffuse the situation.
We'll never know how this incident would have ended if Mayfield stayed put and gave a statement. Instead, as explained in the preliminary police report, Mayfield tried to run. And as we already knew, it didn't end well.
Mayfield is quickly detained by Fayetteville PD and taken over to the squad car as shown on the first dash cam video. It wasn't Baker's finest moments as the inebriated QB whimpered and did his best to right his mistake. But unlike his ability to escape the pocket under pressure, this was one playing field Mayfield wouldn't escape.
He has a scheduled court date next month in Fayetteville.