Throughout the college football season, Oklahoma Sooners star QB Baker Mayfield has gone out of his way to be a complete dickhead to his opponents. Mayfield has planted a flag in the middle of Ohio State’s field, called out Baylor players before a game, mocked TCU players as they walked onto the field, and this week he grabbed his crotch to taunt the Kansas Jayhawks.
After the game against Kansas, Mayfield apologized for the crotch grabbing incident.
“What I did was unacceptable and in turn it has taken the attention off of our team. Not to mention my solo act reflects poorly on my team/program… Which is the opposite of what I want to do. I want my teammates and coaches to get all the attention and credit for working hard and having success. I am sorry to my brothers and coaches as well. I am an extremely competitive player once on the field, but that does not excuse and never will excuse my actions today. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart.”
Today, Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley announced that he was punishing Mayfield for his actions on Saturday by making him sit out for the start game. Riley also got emotional while talking about how much of a great kid Mayfield is.
Not just Baker but all these players across the country are young men, they’re still learning, they’re still in the phase that they’re going to make….This darn sure shouldn’t taint all the great things he’s accomplished here on and off the field.
I don’t I’ll ever have a player as special to me as he is. We’ve been through a lot together. He’s a tremendous teammate, he’s the best football player in America, He’s got a great heart that a lot of people don’t get to see like I do and I’m proud as hell to be his coach.
While I understand what Riley is saying, Mayfield is 22-years-old and is a grown fucking man who knows exactly what he’s doing. R