Baker Mayfield’s received his palms on one other chilly beverage. He isn’t chugging this one.
The Browns’ star quarterback, who additional endeared himself to Cleveland’s fervent soccer followers by biting right into a beer can final weekend and gulping it down whereas attending an Indians recreation, has added sports activities drink BODYARMOR to his rising checklist of endorsements.
Mayfield mentioned it was carried out in enjoyable and he is not involved about any unfavorable backlash.
“I am gonna be me,” he advised The Related Press.
He attended the Indians recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels alongside together with his spouse, Emily, and a few mates. The workforce requested his permission to be proven on their big video board at Progressive Area. That is when Mayfield took a swig of a beer in his hand earlier than his buddy tossed him one other brew.
Mayfield, who was carrying the jersey of Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor, chomped down on the can, and drained it “shotgun” type. He popped out of his seat, pointed at Lindor’s identify on his again and urged the gang to get loud.
Cleveland followers cherished it, Lindor homered and the Indians rallied for 5 runs quickly after Mayfield’s chug.
There have been some detractors. However he is not planning to alter his methods.
“No, by no means,” he mentioned when requested if he nervous about criticism. “There’s been movies of a variety of guys chugging beers, and I am simply gonna do it my means. I’ll get pleasure from it. It is the evening earlier than our off day, and I am having fun with watching the Indians make a last push. That is the factor about it, I am gonna be me.
“I at all times have been that and I am not likely nervous about anybody’s opinion, as a result of once I step into our constructing and once I go to work, there are priorities which might be at all times intact and in order that’s why I really feel comfy doing these sorts of issues.”
Mayfield mentioned he “genuinely” likes BODYARMOR and is happy to be the most recent high-profile athlete to hitch the drink’s illustrious roster. It contains Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, Angels All-Star outfielder Mike Trout and World Cup soccer champion Megan Rapinoe.
Mayfield mentioned a part of the attract of aligning with the corporate is as a result of Kobe Bryant is a significant investor and somebody he has admired.
With the Browns anticipated to do large issues this season, Mayfield is in excessive demand. His enterprise portfolio, which already contains offers with Nike, Nissan, Panini America, will quickly embody another main manufacturers.
Mayfield shot a number of commercials this summer season in Los Angeles for a nationwide marketing campaign anticipated to launch subsequent month earlier than the season kicks off.
“I am not simply going to do stuff for nickels and dimes right here and there,” he advised AP on an off day from coaching camp. “It is gotta match. There have been issues throughout, but when it isn’t the best match, I am not going to do it for any kind of paycheck — and that is simply how it’s. That is why BODYARMOR is for the best causes.
“Being an athlete, it is necessary to remain hydrated, and what they stand for means much more to me. My story line has been totally different, not your textbook one, so I’ll do it my means and never simply kind of do a generic deal proper out of the gate as a result of I wish to get a paycheck.
“I’ll do it if it suits, and I’ll take my time deciding on that.”
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