Bucs QB Baker Mayfield Breaks Silence After Being Robbed Of $12 Million
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield has filed a petition to investigate the alleged misappropriation of $12 million. Mayfield will be the starting quarterback for the Buccaneers in the upcoming season.
In a recent development, Baker Mayfield, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has spoken out about a petition he filed alongside his wife, Emily, regarding a reported misappropriation of $12 million. The Mayfields have filed a petition in the Travis County District Court in Texas, seeking financial records dating back to 2018 in order to uncover the truth behind the missing funds. The petition specifically targets several defendants, including an Austin investment firm where Mayfield's family members are employed.
The petition, which was filed on Tuesday in the 250th District Court, requests that the defendants, namely Camwood Capital Management Group, Camwood Ventures, Texas Contract Manufacturing Group, Unitech, Apex Machining, and Lor-Van, turn over financial records from 2018 to 2023. Additionally, the Mayfields are seeking oral depositions from witnesses to help them understand the whereabouts of their money over the past five years.
When asked about the matter, Mayfield briefly addressed it, stating that it has been a long-standing issue that he has been dealing with for years. However, he did not provide any further details. Despite the ongoing legal situation, Mayfield remains focused and mentally prepared for the upcoming season.
Mayfield recently signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers worth up to $8.5 million. This signing comes after the retirement of Tom Brady, who had been the team's starting quarterback for the past three years. With the addition of Mayfield, the Buccaneers now have a competition for the starting quarterback position between him and Kyle Trask, the team's second-round pick in the 2021 draft. However, the Buccaneers have announced that Mayfield will be their starting signal-caller for the upcoming season, solidifying his role within the team.
It is worth noting that Mayfield's journey to the Buccaneers has not been a straightforward one. Last offseason, he was traded to the Carolina Panthers after the Cleveland Browns acquired Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans. However, Mayfield struggled in Carolina and was eventually released after a series of losses. The Los Angeles Rams, in need of a quarterback due to Matthew Stafford's injury, then acquired Mayfield. Under the guidance of Rams coach Sean McVay, Mayfield showed improvement, completing 63.6 percent of his pass attempts for 850 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Looking ahead, Mayfield and the Buccaneers are set to kick off their 2023 season with a road game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 10. This will be a crucial game for Mayfield as he takes on the role of the team's starting quarterback and aims to lead them to victory against the defending NFC North champions.