Heisman Frontrunner Baker Mayfield Won't Get Start for Oklahoma's Game Saturday vs. West Virginia

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on November 21, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

According to MetroNews, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won’t start on Senior Day against West Virginia, nor will the quarterback serve as a captain, punishment for his crotch-grabbing incident in the Sooners’ victory at Kansas.
 
Coach Lincoln Riley announced the disciplinary action Monday, occasionally choking up as he said Mayfield “has got a great heart and I’m proud as hell to be his coach.”
 
Mayfield’s offseason arrest for public intoxication in Fayetteville, Ark., brought only an internal punishment, and the senior apologized after planting an OU flag on Ohio State’s field following the Sooners’ 31-16 win in Week 2.
 
“This program has very, very high standards,” Riley said. “When they’re not met, there’s got to be consequences. At the same time, he’s a young person. When I was a young person, I made a lot of mistakes too. That’s part of it.
 
“I think it’s important for everybody here, (and) across the country, to keep it in perspective. Everybody, not just Baker, they’re still just young men. They’re not adults. They’re still learning.”
 
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