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Baker Mayfield closes as prohibitive Heisman favorite at Vegas books

21 November, 2017, 01:39 | Author: John Swanson
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Riley was spotted grabbing his crotch and yelling an obscene comment towards Kansas players during the Sooners win on Saturday.

Salmons said he took two mid-four-figure bets on Mayfield when he was 7-2 and 5-2 earlier in the season and, overall, the book was looking at a loss if the Sooners quarterback hoists the trophy.

On Monday afternoon, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said he will not start the Heisman hopeful quarterback and also has stripped Mayfield of captain privileges for the team's final game Saturday against West Virginia. "I think this will do nothing but make us stronger".

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"I would also say that despite this - no matter how long I go coaching, whatever the rest of my career ends up being like - I don't know that I'll ever have a player that's as special to me as he is".

Beaty said he holds no ill will toward Mayfield. "They'll learn from this and continue to grow into successful productive men and great Jayhawks that the Jayhawk family can be proud of". He apologized after the game, calling his actions "unacceptable" and "disrespectful".

Kyler Murray will start in his place, but Mayfield is still going to play.

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"They made a mistake, and they'll get better as a result", Beaty said. I think really before I could understand what was going on, it was over.

I don't have a Heisman vote, but if I did I would not waste it on Baker Mayfield.

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