Arrest won’t keep Baker Mayfield from NFL Combine

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Baker Mayfield figures to be one of the bigger draws at this year’s NFL Combine, at least now that he’s able to go.

While there was some concern as to whether he’d be allowed to attend based on the NFL’s rule which excluded players based on off-field misconduct, the league made it clear this week that the Oklahoma quarterback was welcome.

Via Peter Dawson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the league said this week there was “no issue that would preclude him from attending.”

The Heisman Trophy winner was arrested last February in Arkansas, and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident which he described as trying to break up an argument. Officers said he “was yelling profanities and causing a scene.”

In June, he reached a plea deal in which the resisting arrest charge was dropped in exchange to guilty pleas on the others. He did not serve any jail time, but was fined hundreds of dollars.

The league created the rule preventing lawbreakers from the combine in 2016, and it has been most notably applied to Mayfield’s former teammate Joe Mixon, who was caught on tape punching a woman in the face. Mixon did not attend the combine, but was drafted by the Bengals in the second round. He had an unremarkable rookie year, finishing with 626 rushing yards in 14 games.

9 responses to “Arrest won’t keep Baker Mayfield from NFL Combine

  1. I, for one, am glad to see the NFL apply the rules equally to all of its players. That they choose to not discriminate between different individuals is a testament to their integrity. Their morals and ethics should serve as a shining example to the rest of us as to how we should conduct ourselves!

    Bravo, NFL.

  2. big difference between being drunk and obnoxious in public and punching your girlfriend. oh wait I forgot his on field “incidents”. let’s see being emotional after a big win and planting your schools flag on their turf and hurting their feelings, yea that shows he has trouble written all over him. oh and the gesture to the sidelines after destroying kansas after they dissed him before the game. childish maybe but what does that have to do with him playing at the next level?

  3. metalhead65 says:
    January 12, 2018 at 9:23 am
    big difference between being drunk and obnoxious in public and punching your girlfriend. oh wait I forgot his on field “incidents”. let’s see being emotional after a big win and planting your schools flag on their turf and hurting their feelings, yea that shows he has trouble written all over him. oh and the gesture to the sidelines after destroying kansas after they dissed him before the game. childish maybe but what does that have to do with him playing at the next level?
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    Then tell me why TO is not in the HOF…

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