OU's Baker Mayfield apologizes for weekend arrest: 'I will earn your respect back'

(KTUL) -- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has issued an apology for his weekend arrest for public intoxication.

Mayfield, 21, tweeted a prepared statement Tuesday afternoon, apologizing to OU leadership, his family, friends and fans.

"I wish I could individually apologize to every single person that I have affected," Mayfield writes in his apology letter. "Just know that I am extremely sorry. I will earn your respect back and prove that I can handle myself in every situation, on and off the field."

Mayfield was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville after police responded to a report of an altercation. When officers arrived, they said the Heisman trophy finalist appeared intoxicated, shouting obscenities and tried to run from officers.

Mayfield posted bond and was released from jail prior to his Monday initial court appearance, which he was not required to attend. He was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing/resisting arrest.

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Prosecutor Brian Thomas says Mayfield could face a fine but would likely avoid any jail time if he pleads guilty.

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