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Last month, Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, caused a stir when they took to social media to share that they had witnessed a UFO in his hometown of Austin, Texas.
"Almost 100%, Em and I just saw a UFO drop straight out of the sky on our way home from dinner..." the Cleveland Browns quarterback tweeted on March 4. "We stopped and looked at each other and asked if either of us saw it... Very bright ball of light going straight down out of the sky towards Lake Travis. Anybody else witness this?
Asked about the experience during a Zoom call with reporters on Monday, Mayfield stood by what he said he saw.
“I am a firm believer in UFOs and Sasquatch," Mayfield said. "It is real. I saw it. I am glad the Navy finally confirmed some more pictures. Now everybody doesn’t think I am as crazy. I believe.
“We were driving home from dinner. I don’t remember what day it was. Just driving back home and had the music going. It was one of those things [Emily] was looking down at her phone in the passenger seat. It was nighttime so when you are looking at your phone screen, everything is dark around you and you can only see that light, but it was bright enough to where it caught her attention, too. We kind of just looked at each other, ‘Did you just see that? Yeah.’ Other people in that area confirmed, too.”
Mayfield's UFO post attracted plenty of attention, including from Fox Sports Radio's Colin Cowherd, who stated he preferred quarterbacks who don't discuss UFO sightings. But after Cowherd noted that Tom Brady has never seen alien, as Mayfield claimed to, the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback indicated that may not necessarily be the case.
"How do you know I’ve never seen aliens Colin?" Brady tweeted.