University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was taken into police custody early Saturday morning after an alleged incident in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Officers say someone reported that Mayfield was intoxicated, yelling profanities and causing a scene.
An arrest report states that Mayfield told officers he was trying to break up an altercation there.
When officers talked to Mayfield, they reportedly found his speech was slurred and his clothing was covered in food.
They said the OU football player even sprinted away from police at one point, prompting the officer to tackle him to the ground and handcuff him.
Mayfield was booked into the Washington County Detention Facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
He faces charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest.
"We are aware of the matter and are learning the details. We don't have any other information at this time," said Mike Houck, Oklahoma team spokesman.
Mayfield is a sophomore at the university. He was short-listed for the Heisman Trophy last year.
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