Quarterback Baker Mayfield nagged by "flu"
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield showed up about 10 minutes late at Rose Bowl media day, making a bit of a dramatic entrance after missing two previous events leading to the College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Georgia.
Mayfield says he has been nagged by a "flu or whatever you want to call" the past few days. He also says he does not think it will affect how he plays.
Earlier this month, Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.
Coach Lincoln Riley said Mayfield started getting sick in Norman, Oklahoma, after Christmas break. The Heisman Trophy winner has been at practice each day this week and planned to be 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, New Year's Day in the 2018 Rose Bowl. Kick off will be 4 p.m. CST on ESPN.
By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer. All rights reserved.
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