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Baker Mayfield accepts plea deal related to February arrest

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) scrambles out the pocket during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners on January 02, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Oklahoma Sooners won 35-19. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire)
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University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has accepted a plea deal in relation to his February arrest in Arkansas for multiple misdemeanor counts, according to Ryan Aber of NewsOK.com.

Mayfield was also fined and has to pay a total of $460 for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing. Of that total, $160 is a result of court costs.

The 22-year-old was arrested back on Feb. 25 in Fayetteville. He was also charged with resisting arrest, but the charge was dropped.

Mayfield accepted his plea deal on June 14.

He was also reprimanded by the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department and will have to undergo university alcohol education and serve 35 hours of community service.

The 2017 campaign will mark Mayfield’s fourth collegiate season and his third with the Sooners.

Last year, Mayfield ended up a Heisman Trophy finalist thanks to a season in which he threw for 3,965 yards, 40 touchdowns and eight interceptions while recording a sparkling completion percentage of 70.9 percent and an insane passer rating of 196.4. Additionally, he scored six rushing touchdowns.

Mayfield started his collegiate career at Texas Tech, totaling 2,315 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and nine picks in eight games.

His first year with Oklahoma came in 2015 when he registered 3,700 yards and 36 touchdowns through the air. He also rushed for 405 yards and seven scores.

Mayfield and the Sooners went 11-2 last season and defeated Auburn in the Sugar Bowl by a score of 35-19.

Oklahoma has gone 11-2 over three of the last four years, winning two bowl games during that span.

The Sooners have made it to a bowl game every season since 1999.

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