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Buccaneers’ Baker Mayfield files court petition regarding possible misappropriation of $12 million

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Baker Mayfield is in a fight for a starting quarterback job, and he may be facing a legal battle off the field. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his wife filed a court petition in Texas seeking information about a $12 million investment.

Attorneys are asking defendants to turn over financial records to find out where the money has gone.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers newly signed quarterback Baker Mayfield addresses the media March 20, 2023, at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa, Fla. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Petitioners simply do not know if their money has been properly and competently invested, has been stolen or otherwise misappropriated, or something in between,” the document states, according to KXAN.

The filing is not considered a lawsuit. The Mayfields just want information on where the money went. They say they were “denied access to this information,” so they filed the petition.

“It is too early to know whether a suit is likely or even anticipated,” the filing said. “At this time, Petitioners have been deprived the information and documents needed to analyze whether their assets have been misappropriated.

Baker Mayfield up close post game

Baker Mayfield of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers walks off the field after a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium Aug. 19, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

“On information and belief, a substantial sum of Petitioners’ assets were transferred out of Petitioners’ personal accounts to [Texas Contract Manufacturing Group], potentially at the direction and supervision of Camwood Group and/or Camwood Ventures, and were used by TCMG to fund certain investments, make certain acquisitions, or to fund certain loans,” the document states. 

“Other of Petitioners’ assets were transferred directly to Camwood Ventures and invested in various entities on behalf of Petitioners.”

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Tampa Bay signed 2018 first overall pick Mayfield in March to a one-year deal, officially opening a competition with Kyle Trask.

Trask has just nine career passing attempts, all of which came in Week 18 last season. Mayfield spent last year starting a combined 10 games for the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Rams and hasn’t quite lived up to his second-round stock from 2021.

Baker Mayfield at training camp

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) goes through a drill during training camp July 28, 2023, at the AdventHealth Training Center at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla.  (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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In 69 career starts (72 games) with the Cleveland Browns, Panthers and Rams, Mayfield is 31-38 with a 61.4 completion percentage, 16,288 yards, 102 touchdowns and 64 interceptions.



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