BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield looks to be all forgiven by Ohio State fans after his incident in 2017.
On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners took on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a game that would be long-remembered among fans.
The Sooners upset the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium and to celebrate, Mayfield ran across the field with the Sooners flag and planted it in the center of the famous “O.” That in turn upset many Buckeye fans who held on to the grudge even after the Browns drafted Mayfield last year.
The Ramsey family were some of those fans who couldn’t quite let go, but at training camp they’ve admitted that all is forgiven with their sign to Baker.
Mayfield had to prove himself to get Cara Ramsey to forgive and forget.
“When he came in against the Jets, the whole chemistry of the team changed and that’s when I got over it,” Cara said.
Andrew Ramsey, who held up the sign through the entire first day of training camp, said he was more lenient and forgave Mayfield “when he got drafted.”
Mayfield has always had a confident attitude. It's what fans saw as he planted the flag. The difference now is that his attitude is representing Cleveland.
“His swagger, we love it,” Cara said. “Now we expect to win and really believe we can win now.”
The Ramseys have forgiven the flag incident and, like most other Browns fans, have put their trust in Mayfield to lead the Browns to success.
“We’re going for an AFC Championship,” Cara said.
Her son has higher expectations.
“Why not a Super Bowl?” Matthew Ramsey asked.
No matter what happens, Mayfield’s fan base continues to grow as the Ohio State incident becomes a distant, forgiven memory.