Thanksgiving at the Mayfield family gathering is bound to be quite interesting.
Recently, Baker Mayfield and his wife Emily filed a petition against the investment firm where his family members in the Buccaneers organization work.
The filing accuses the company of misappropriating $12 million.
Mayfield acknowledged the situation, stating that he has been dealing with it for years.
“I’ll say this. It’s been a long time coming for that. I’m not going to comment on any details but, yeah, I’ve been dealing with that stuff for years now,” Mayfield said, according to Pro Football Talk, when asked if his pending investigation will be a distraction.
“So, mentally I’m in a much better head space. So, yeah, we’re ready to roll.”
However, he expressed that he is in a better mental state now and ready to move forward. The petition was filed in Travis County (Texas) District Court, requesting financial records from 2018-23 to track the Mayfields’ money over the past five years. Mayfield’s father and brother are employed by the investment firm.
The court filing claims that over $12 million was transferred from the Mayfields’ personal accounts and directed to various entities and investments. It is important to note that this is currently an investigation and not a lawsuit.
The purpose is to gather information and determine if any misappropriation has occurred. The Mayfields assert that they have been denied access to vital documents needed to analyze their assets.
Despite this ongoing situation, Mayfield received some positive news. He has been named Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback for the 2023 season, succeeding the retired Tom Brady.
Mayfield signed with the Buccaneers in the offseason and is earning a base salary of $4 million, with the potential for additional incentives.
Overall, Thanksgiving with the Mayfield family promises to be eventful, with the ongoing investigation serving as an intriguing backdrop to the festivities.
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