NFL defensive Malik McDowell arrested walking naked after attacking a deputy
Florida police have arrested Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell for beating a deputy and the video of the arrest emerged showing the football player running completely naked down the street.
Video was initially published by TMZ. The footage shows McDowell writhing on the ground while handcuffed and surrounded but about a half-dozen cops.
NFL player Malik McDowell arrested after walking naked into a children's learning center and attacking a police officer pic.twitter.com/V16jDMbNcz— ????_Imposter_????️ (@Imposter_Edits) January 18, 2022
At one point one of the officers had to kick the defensive tackle to keep him down because of his resistance.
McDowell has been charged with assault in the incident where he violently attacked a deputy that left the officer “dazed.”
“Apparently somebody may have slipped him something or given him something he was unaware of, which explains some of his bizarre behavior,” McDowell’s defense attorney said.
The Browns released a statement Tuesday regarding McDowell, who was under contract for just one season, saying they were looking into the arrest.
“We are aware of the very concerning incident and arrest involving Malik McDowell and are in the process of gathering more information,” the statement read. “We understand the severity of this matter and our thoughts are for the well-being of all involved. We will have no further comment at this time.”
If true, I hope Malik McDowell gets the help he so clearly needs. Blowing this opportunity, in this bizarre manner, is not the action of a well person.— BrownsDailyMockDraft (@BrownsMockDraft) January 18, 2022
Again *if* true.