Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Video shows Malik McDowell getting Tasered, fighting police officer during arrest

Video shows Malik McDowell getting Tasered, fighting police officer during arrest

TMZ has released shocking video of Southfield-native and National Football League hopeful Malik McDowell fighting with a metro Detroit police officer at a Lathrup Village gas station earlier this year.

Early Tuesday, TMZ published a video of that encounter, which first shows a police officer approaching McDowell and then what happened once McDowell tries to enter a gas station, including grabbing the officer's wrists and putting a hand on an officer's gun. For several moments, the pair go back and forth, with the unidentified officer requesting that McDowell fork over his driver's license, registration and insurance card and McDowell questioning the officer's reasoning for the traffic stop.

McDowell stopped playing for the Seahawks after an all-terrain vehicle accident two years ago. The officer then tased McDowell, who ripped out the prongs and wrestled with the officer before backup arrived to handcuff McDowell. McDowell eventually sat on the floor but refused to get on his stomach. Not only that, the police officer claimed that McDowell attempted to reach for his gun during the skirmish.

The free agent and aged Michigan Teach defensive tackle used to be pulled over after authorities reportedly witnessed his jeep spinning out while speeding. Officers noted McDowell was verbally abusive during the process. The officer might well perhaps perhaps be heard repeatedly telling McDowell to "luxuriate in a seat on your automobile".

McDowell refuses, and the officer tases him.


On the field, Malik McDowell rose through the ranks fighting through blocks. However, TMZ recently reported McDowell has a BAC or Blood Alcohol Content level of.189 which is twice the legal limit.

"McDowell was eventually charged with 2 counts of felony assaulting and resisting, 1 misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license."McDowell is now facing two counts of felony assaulting and resisting, one misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license".

McDowell, still not following orders and asking to speak to a supervisor, was ultimately tased.

The former Michigan State player was pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving on a snowy February evening.

McDowell also is facing charges for receiving and concealing stolen property, a Ford truck McDowell said he got for $3,000.

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