Baker Mayfield with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Baker Mayfield with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield announced some unsettling news. He and his wife are filing a $12 million petition against his father and brother for misappropriation of funds.

KXAN reports that the petition, which was filed Tuesday in Travis County (Texas) District Court,are asking defendants Camwood Ventures, Camwood Capital Management Group, Texas Contract Manufacturing Group, Unitech, Apex Machining, and Lor-Van to provide financial records from 2018-23 to show where the Mayfields’ money has gone in the last five years.

“From January 2018 through the present, more than $12 million was transferred from Petitioners’ personal account(s) and routed through various entities and investments,” says the court filing.

Both Mayfield’s father James and brother Matt work for this firm. Mayfield said this was a long time coming.

“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, via 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,” he said.

This situation may explain why Mayfield has struggled at times in his career because he was dealing with issues in his personal life.

{KXAN, Pro Football Talk}

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