Baker Mayfield has once again found a way to annoy his opponents during warm-ups before a huge game.
The Oklahoma quarterback was running routes near Georgia’s end zone as both teams got onto the field. Bulldogs receivers apparently didn’t appreciate Mayfield invading their space.
Baker Mayfield warming up right in front of the Georgia tunnel pic.twitter.com/R2BbLn1foI
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 1, 2018
— George Marshalek (@MarshalekWSB) January 1, 2018
Perhaps it was an honest mistake by Mayfield. Perhaps it was just his latest attempt to irk an opposing team.
He pegged a TCU player in the head during warm-ups before the Sooners played the Horned Frogs on Nov. 11. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley defended Mayfield after that incident, saying TCU players were intentionally running through Oklahoma’s warm-up area.
When Oklahoma played Kansas, he told Kansas fans to “stick to basketball” and grabbed his crotch looking at the Jayhawks bench. He showed up to Oklahoma’s game against his former school, Texas Tech, wearing a shirt made by Red Raiders fans that said “Traitor.”
Most recently, Mayfield arrived at the Rose Bowl holding a sign that said “pretenders,” mocking a preseason prediction by ESPN’s Lee Corso. The Heisman winner loves to slight his opponents, and he loves it when people slight him. This is probably just the latest example of that.
Oklahoma and Georgia face off in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., at 5 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN.