Malik McDowell, a second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017, whose career was derailed by an ATV accident before resurfacing as a 16-game starter for the Browns this season, has been arrested in Florida.
McDowell was arrested for public exposure and beating a deputy, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. According to a police report obtained by the Sun-Sentinel, the deputy was “dazed” after a “violent attack.”
On Monday, the arrest took place in Deerfield Beach. McDowell has been charged with public indecency, resisting arrest with violence, and battery on a law enforcement officer.
According to the police report, the incident began when a call was received reporting that a man was walking naked near a school.
McDowell has had several run-ins with the law, including a DUI in September 2017 and a disorderly conduct charge in December 2017. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and assault in February 2019. He was suspended for two games by the league.
According to the police report, McDowell is still on probation in Michigan, which will create a new set of legal issues for him.