Baker Mayfield issues apologetic statement on Twitter after gesture vs. Kansas
Baker Mayfield issued a statement on Twitter after his team’s win over Kansas.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, during the fourth quarter of his team’s game against Kansas, made a lewd gesture towards the Jayhawks bench after leading his team down the field for a touchdown. After the game, Mayfield apologized to reporters.
Now, he’s issued a statement on Twitter.
Mayfield again apologized for his actions. Here’s what he had to say:
“I am extremely sorry for how I carried myself today. I am sorry to the Kansas fans, coaches and players for disrespecting them. I am sorry to Sooner fans for not representing our University the way I should. I am sorry to any parent that had their kid(s) watching… I was not the good and inspiring role model that I aspire to be. 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.
Here’s the tweet:
Mayfield and the Sooners get West Virginia next Saturday.
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