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Mayfield to perform community service, undergo alcohol education program following arrest

Washington County, Ark. Sheriff's Officer reports Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Office)

OU has announced internal sanctions against quarterback Baker Mayfield following his public intoxication arrest in Arkansas.

Mayfield must attend university alcohol education and perform 35 hours of community service before the fall semester. The sanctions come following Mayfield's Feb. 25 arrest for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest in Fayetteville.

As part of his community service, Mayfield will work with law enforcement.

"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."

Video from the arrest shows Mayfield speaking with police before attempting to run away. He is then pursued and tackled by an officer. New head coach Lincoln Riley says that Mayfield has backed up his apology by being a model leader in the program.

"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." Riley said.


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