Baker Mayfield pleads not guilty to charges from February arrest

Mayfield was a Heisman finalist in 2016. (Getty)
Mayfield was a Heisman finalist in 2016. (Getty)

An attorney for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield entered a not guilty plea for the QB Friday regarding Mayfield’s February arrest on disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest and public intoxication charges.

Mayfield was arrested Feb. 25 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after he told police he attempted to break up an altercation. Police said he started screaming profanities when they arrived and dashboard video released in March showed him being tackled by officers after attempting to run away.

(Via the Fayetteville Police Department)
(Via the Fayetteville Police Department)

All of the charges Mayfield is facing are misdemeanors. His attorney entered the plea in Fayetteville District Court. Per the Tulsa World, there’s no next court date set. 

Mayfield has called the arrest the biggest mistake of his life and issued a lengthy public apology in the days following his arrest. He hasn’t been publicly disciplined by Oklahoma as of yet. Coach Bob Stoops has said he’ll wait until Mayfield’s legal proceedings are finished.

The QB was a Heisman finalist in 2016 and is considered one of the favorites for the award in 2017.

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