Browns G.M. asked Baker Mayfield about arrest right off the bat

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When Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield walked into the Combine, he said he was going to give teams “brutal honesty” about his past.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey gave him a chance to do so as soon as they met.

According to the SI.com story outlining Mayfield’s week in Indy, Dorsey opened his interview with Mayfield by saying “So you like food trucks?

That’s in reference to his arrest in Arkansas last February on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest, which stemmed from a scuffle near some portable kitchens. Mayfield was tackled against a wall by a police officer during the scene. In a plea deal, he had to pay some fines, do 35 hours of community service and take alcohol education classes.

But according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mayfield’s responses were good, as three teams who interviewed him all had rave reviews about his character.

While many have compared him to Johnny Manziel (a comparison Mayfield is tired of and bristles at, and rightly so), Mayfield gave no indication he was trying to hide from his incident in Arkansas, or any of the on-field displays which some raised eyebrows at.

And if teams are convinced he’s on the right side of the confident/cocky line (the width of which will vary by team), that will factor into their evaluation. Mayfield’s already said he was convinced he was the guy who could turn the Browns around, so maybe they like what they heard.

23 responses to “Browns G.M. asked Baker Mayfield about arrest right off the bat

  1. Whats not to like about a guy that gets so drunk in public that he has to be chased down and tackled by the police?

  2. Anybody else seeing red flags, but good news Browns are so gullible they will waste a 1st pick on him just to get a guy that would be there in the 2nd round, or 3rd.. and out of the League in 2-3 years.

  3. Smokescreen? Please? Dear God please!?!? Again, Baker Mayfield fans and Browns fans do not want this pairing.

  4. I have a hard time holding this over Mayfield’s head. Kids are kids and make mistakes – everyone makes mistakes. This kind of mistake just shows he’s like most other college kids.

    It’s unrealistic to expect these guys to be perfect angels – none of us are, certainly the football executives drafting these guys aren’t.

    I think Mayfield is going to be fine in the NFL. I wouldn’t mind if the Browns took him – if that’s what the FOOTBALL PEOPLE want. Haslam made them draft Manziel – I hope he’s learned his lesson – but of course he hasn’t, because Pettine & Farmer were the scapegoats for Haslam’s foolish meddling.

    Haslam is the albatross the Browns will have to deal with on a constant basis while he remains the owner.

  5. As an obvious Browns fan, please take him at #1! If he is the qb they want they shouldn’t mess around and risk another team trading up before pick 4 and stealing him. Take Barkley, Fitzpatrick or Chubb at 4 (in that order). Let’s go DAWG POUND!

  6. Are you suggesting that they ask players questions at the combine that make them uncomfortable and to gauge their reactions?

  7. The so called football experts try to knock him every chance they get but bottom line is he is better than every other QB coming out.

  8. I think the guy is a baller – agreed. I see no comparisons to Manziel. This is a young dude who had two much beer one night and acted like an idiot. Pretty sure we’ve all done that.

    IMO whoever takes Mayfield is gonna be glad they did, and I’m hoping the Vikes get Cousins so the Jets get this guy. If he ever won in NY he’d be immortal.

  9. kingthielenscourt says:
    March 9, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Anybody else seeing red flags, but good news Browns are so gullible they will waste a 1st pick on him just to get a guy that would be there in the 2nd round, or 3rd.. and out of the League in 2-3 years.
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    You’re suggesting that Baker Mayfield will be available in the 2nd round? What are you smoking?

  10. “In a plea deal, he had to pay some fines, do 35 hours of community service and take alcohol education classes.”

    With the number one pick in the NFL draft the Cleveland browns select the guy who got a pleas deal, paid some fines, did 35 hours of community service and attended alcohol education classes. You new QB – Baker Mayfield!

    There’s got to be a better choice!

  11. The question is who was the cop fast enough to run him down and tackle him…and have the Brown’s done any background on him? That cat might be able to provide a little edge rush opposite Garrett.

  12. Mayfield could have been a choir boy and never sipped a beer, and the Manziel comparisons are still valid. Both are undersized quarterbacks that made a lot of passes in college that they’d never be able to make in the NFL. He and Johnny both looked mobile because they played erratic and don’t know how to check down, which in the NFL leads to sacks and interceptions. But hey, one thing that seperates Baker from Johnny is that Baker can only play out of the shotgun lol. The kid has bust written all over him.

  13. My response to Mr. Dorsey would have been: “So you like 0-16?”

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    Except Dorsey had nothing to do with 0-16

  14. all the hate for the browns is just getting straight old already. get over yourselves already.

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