Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield on Saturday regretted his antics during the beat down of Kansas on Saturday.
The 22-year-old Heisman candidate was caught on video grabbing his crotch while appearing to scream profanities at the other Jayhawks players.
In a news conference, Baker apologized because he got caught in the moment. He conceded that it was a chippy game all throughout. In fact, the Jayhawks captain did not even accept Mayfield’s offer of a handshake during the coin toss.
“It’s disrespectful,” he said, talking about his antics. “It’s not the example I want to set. It’s not the legacy I want to leave at OU.”
Mayfield recognized that there are a lot of kids watching who consider, not just to him but to the other players as well, as a good role model. He said his obscene gestures is not something he would want the parents to explain to their kids.
This is not the first time that Mayfield was apologetic for his actions. Following the win over Kansas, the quarterback took to Twitter to explain himself.
“What I did was unacceptable and in turn, it has taken the attention off of our team,” he wrote, adding that his stunt reflected badly on the football program of the school. “I want my Teammates and coaches and to get all the attention and credit for working hard and having success.
Lincoln Riley, the coach at Oklahoma, said they could never take back what Mayfield did, and there’s no excuse for his behavior. He also promised to review the tapes immediately so they can determine if sanctions and suspensions are warranted.
Riley also took note how the game became chippy. However, the coach said that whatever the reason is, the team can’t have any of the antics of Mayfield during each game.