Baker Mayfield shouldn’t be judged based off his drunken arrest in 2017 … so says Stone Cold Steve Austin, who tells TMZ Sports the Browns QB is a “class act” with a great head on his shoulders.
We spoke with the WWE legend — who got to hang out with Bake for his new show “Straight Up Steve Austin” — and says he had a great time with the signal-caller … noting BM isn’t the villain some people make him out to be.
“It was awesome. That kid’s got such a presence about him. What a head on his shoulders and the way he puts things into perspective,” Austin says.
Of course … Baker was arrested in Arkansas back in February 2017 … where he was infamously blasted by a cop who caught him immediately after he tried to run from being questioned.
Austin says that one little action is not who Baker is … praising the 24-year-old’s character during their time together.
“(He) had a little slip up in Arkansas a lot of people like to bring up. Man, that one little action … this kid is a class act. Super savvy. very alpha. Guys rally around him because he’s such a gamer.”
“As a young man, boy, I’ll tell you what — he has a lot of composure and a lot of ‘it’ factor, x factor, very charismatic and very confident.”
Baker has recently joked about the incident himself … saying on Thursday the best thing he learned in college was to not run from the cops!!!