Baker Mayfield is said to be in a legal battle with his father’s company over $12 million missing

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Baker Mayfield will join the Pirates in 2023 (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

It looks like Baker Mayfield is fighting two fights this summer. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is fighting to get started with Kyle Trask, but now he’s also fighting with family on the lost moneyaccording to KXAN in Austin.

Mayfield and his wife, Emily, filed a petition with an Austin, Texas court on Tuesday to begin lawsuit proceedings against six companies, two of which — Camwood Capital Management Group and Camwood Ventures LP — were founded by Mayfield’s father, James Mayfield.

Mayfield and his wife want these companies to turn over financial reports from 2018 to 2023 so they can find out what happened to about $12 million they invested in those companies. The Mayfields did not know, the petition said, “whether their money was properly and efficiently invested, stolen or otherwise misappropriated, or anything in between.”

The petition is not a lawsuit, though that could come in the future depending on how the companies respond to the request.

Camwood Capital — the company at the center of the potential lawsuit — has managed Mayfield’s brand and finances since he was in Oklahoma, according to To a 2019 article from The Athletic.

“Protecting the money we make is No. 1. I’ve always been one of the people I save,” Mayfield said in the article. “For me, protecting money is by surrounding yourself with good people.”

Mayfield solicits financial records starting in 2018, the year he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the first pick in the NFL Draft. Mayfield signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Browns prior to his rookie season. Mayfield was traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2022 after a shoulder injury limited his production in 2021. He played seven games with the Panthers before being released. Mayfield then signed with the Los Angeles Rams, where he started four games.

Mayfield chose to sign with the Buccaneers after hitting free agency. He has come into competition with Trask, who has backed Tom Brady the past two seasons. This competition is coming to an end.

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