Baker Mayfield: Multimillion Dollar Legal Dispute With Family Is Not A Bucs Distraction

August 22nd, 2023

The sad story of Baker Mayfield’s missing money is an old one, Mayfield said today after being named Bucs starting quarterback.

The implication was that whatever distraction it was is in the past, despite the situation being made public via a legal filing last week.

Lawyers representing Mayfield and his wife filed a petition in a Texas court requesting information about an alleged misuse of $12 million of their money by an investment firm where Mayfield’s family members work, per the report from NBC affiliate KXAN in Austin.

It’s a demand for financial records from 2018 to 2023 (Mayfield’s NFL years) and for depositions, per the report, so Mayfield and his wife can explore what happened to their funds.

Mayfield’s father and brother work for the firm in question, per the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

“It’s be a long time coming for that [court filing,]” Mayfield said today when asked whether it’s a football distraction. “Yeah, I’ve dealing with that stuff for years now. So mentally I’m in a much better head space. So, yeah, we’re ready to roll.”

Joe feels awful for Mayfield. It’s an ugly situation and potentially a harmful distraction to his life as a Bucs quarterback. But it sounds like Mayfield already has written off the money and is at peace with whatever happened — and is just seeking answers and the correct people to sue.

25 Responses to “Baker Mayfield: Multimillion Dollar Legal Dispute With Family Is Not A Bucs Distraction”

  1. Hodad Says:

    Actually this could make Mayfield want to do even better knowing he needs to make money. Give him something else to focus on. Hey the former prez has been arrested 4 times, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The lawyers will handle it, go make some cha ching again Baker. Baby needs a new big NFL contract!

  2. Give it a Rest, Trask Bridge Says:

    First OBJ’s “Dad” steals hundreds of millions from Mayfield for a second contract with Cleveland, Rhule steal 3.5 million more to facilitate his escape last offseason, and then his own family.


    The trifecta.

  3. 02,20,2022 Says:

    Its August and a Bucs QB not named Brady is making headlines…

    What a time to be alive.

  4. Red86 Says:

    Lesson. Keep money and family separated. Only give what your okay with losing, because you might not get it back.

  5. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    This is the guy who is expected to lead this team?


  6. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    LOL Bucs are getting ratioed on Twitter with the Mayfield announcement.


    This isn’t going to end well for Bowles.

  7. HC Grover Says:

    New mascot. Bill the Cat

  8. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    I feel for mayfield. I’ve been ripped off before more than once. It sux. I hope he does well in tampa. He’s got a couple of really good wr’s to throw too.

  9. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    Oh, it’s a distraction. Of course he has to say it isn’t but there are 12 million reasons it is. Hopefully it is not as much for him as it would be for me.

  10. Buccos Says:

    I wish him lots of luck. He’s going to need it. Or else he could suck really bad in the first 2 games, then make the change in time to save the season with Trask. It’s a Bucs Life!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    More incentive to do well…

  12. SlyPirate Says:

    Your dad and brother stealing your money?
    You try and hook your family up and they stab you in the back. Relationships don’t recover from that stuff. Totally messed up.

  13. The Dave Says:

    He at least has a job where he can make $4-6M a year for the next 5-7 years as a NFL backup. Most of us can’t say the same. Yeah, it sucks to be swindled for $12M, but at the same time he has earning potential that most/all of us don’t have. I am sure he’ll be fine, financially. Hopefully, he’ll be fine throwing darts to Godwin and Evans for the next 17 games.

  14. Craig Says:

    Whatever, the money is gone and along with it are family ties.

    It does mean that if Baker has a winning season he will want to be compensated. That means a long term deal with big $$$$$.

    If you thought Jameis wanted compensation, just wait.

    The Bucs will be saddled for the long term with what has always before and always will be a middling QB.

    Trask will get a big offer, Belicheat would love him because he has looked a lot like a new Brady with his preseason stats.

  15. Esteban85 Says:

    Mostly triggered Trask fan: put the Twitter down, stop caring what other people think, forget about Trask and what he deserves and root for the freaking home team you loser.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    Calijah Kancey strained his calf +20 days ago. Is he practicing or working out yet?

  17. Esteban85 Says:

    Mayfield will make that cheddar up with another commercial. Let’s not blow this into astronomical proportions. It’s not like he lost a 30 million dollar investment on imaginary Mario bro’s coin that ended up funding the left stealing an election. 🤔

  18. Voice of Truth Says:

    Biggie made it very clear, keep your family and your money completely separated!!!

  19. Oneilbuc Says:

    Let the excuses begin they’re are setting it up for Baker Mayfield!! No excuses remember he earned it. I don’t care about his problems off the field you were gifted the starting job so no excuses he had a full training camp I don’t want to start hearing he’s struggling because of his money problems.

  20. Since76 Says:

    Mayfield was named starter. I hope he does well. For our teams sake. I hope he can be better at protecting the ball. I remember going through this with Winston. Now here we go again.

  21. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Bad things happen to BAD people. I’m guessing this would not have happened to Mahommes or Burrow…. People who are so full of themselves and self centered are blinded by reality.

  22. Bitter Britter Says:

    All reports I read talked about baker being an interception machine throughout training camp. Something he already proved to be in his previous seasons in the league. I don’t see how he earned it when they didn’t put him on the field to compete.
    We need to trade Trask, not fare for a high draft pick to be screwed over as many time as Trask has been. They Said it would be a competition. In the end it turns out Baker was going to be given the job no matter what.

  23. Buc4evr Says:

    Hope Baker does well but I don’t see how this family betrayal won’t affect him this season. Look what happened to Brady with the divorce and the FTX situation.

  24. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Fishhawkbuc Says:
    “Bad things happen to BAD people.”

    Jesus said, “Hold my beer.”

  25. Oneilbuc Says:

    No excuses for Baker Mayfield why Joe is trying to set up excuses for Baker Mayfield if he sucks?? Why did the bucs sign him or make him the starter if y’all was going to give him a pass with the off the field stuff ?? Just like I didn’t give Brady excuses I’m not giving Baker Mayfield excuses either. You have every day working people including contractors go threw worse situations and they still have to perform on their jobs and no one gives them excuses for what they go through in their personal life. But I have a question how come none of y’all gave Devin White a pass for last year when he lost his dad??