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Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield can finally (hopefully) move on from his arrest in Arkansas in February.

Mayfield has accepted a plea deal for three misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing in Fayetteville District Court. He will pay $100 fines apiece for charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing. Mayfield will also pay $160 in court costs. Throw in some taxes and Mayfield will pay Fayetteville court a grand total of $483.20.

The quarterback was infamously arrested Feb. 25 in Fayetteville, Arkansas . Dash cam footage later released showed police tackling Mayfield into a wall after he tried to run from the scene.

For those believing that Mayfield got off easy because of his status in the college football world, think again. Fayetteville City Prosecutor Brian Thomas said that the deal is a typical offer and that the quarterback was “treated like anyone else.”

Last week, Oklahoma announced it will require Mayfield to complete university alcohol education, along with 35 hours of community service before the fall semester gets underway in late August.

In a statement, Mayfield went on to say, “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.”

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will be a Heisman frontrunner heading into the season following two standout campaigns in Norman. He finished third in the Heisman voting last season when he threw for 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns last season, while setting the FBS single-season record with a 196.4 passing efficiency rating.

He’ll be a fifth-year senior this fall, and has led the Sooners to two consecutive Big 12 championships.

This story should be over for good. Let’s hope!

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