Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield sick, misses Rose Bowl media day


By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer



Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield participates in drills during a short segment of practice that was open to the media Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Carson, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a semifinal of the College Football Playoff on New Year's Day. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is not attending Rose Bowl media day, the third event he has missed this week leading to the College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Georgia because he is sick.

Coach Lincoln Riley says he does not think Mayfield’s illness would be a “big factor in this game.” No details about his condition have been made public.

Riley says Mayfield started getting sick in Norman, Oklahoma, after Christmas break. The Heisman Trophy winner has been at practice each day this week and Riley was hoping to have him there again Saturday.

Mayfield did not attend the team’s trip to Disneyland on Wednesday or his scheduled media availability Friday at a Los Angeles hotel.

The second-ranked Sooners play Georgia on Monday night.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield participates in drills during a short segment of practice that was open to the media Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Carson, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a semifinal of the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Day. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/12/web1_119532345-e63de37469704154ba182b47aa534cda.jpgOklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield participates in drills during a short segment of practice that was open to the media Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Carson, Calif. Oklahoma plays Georgia in a semifinal of the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Day. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer

Source: AP

Source: AP

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