Cleveland Browns DL Malik McDowell's Naked Arrest Caught On Video
NFL's Malik McDowell Naked Arrest Caught On Video
1/18/2022 10:49 AM PT
Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Malik McDowell was completely naked while he was being arrested on Monday ... new video, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows.
In the footage, you can see the 6-foot-6, 290-pound football player did not have a single article of clothing on his body ... as officers tried to subdue him in Deerfield Beach, FL.
McDowell, who had cuffs on his wrists and shackles around his ankles in the clip, appeared to be very agitated with cops, writhing on the ground nearly every time an officer got near him.
At one point, you can see in the video, a cop appeared to kick McDowell to keep him on the ground.
Eventually, McDowell was loaded onto a stretcher and taken away from the scene.
As we reported, cops say in police documents that McDowell stripped naked and was seen walking around near a school.
Officers say when they found him and confronted him, he attacked -- with one cop alleging the football player told him "f*** you" and then "charged at me ... at full speed with closed fist."
The officer claimed McDowell struck him so hard and so many times, he suffered injuries in the altercation -- including a badly swollen eye.
Cops say they were eventually able to take down McDowell using a taser. He was ultimately booked into jail on charges of aggravated battery on an officer, resisting and exposing sex organs in public.
The Browns released a statement on the arrest on Tuesday, saying, "We are aware of the very concerning incident and arrest involving Malik McDowell and are in the process of gathering more information."
"We understand the severity of this matter and our thoughts are for the well-being of all involved. … No further comment at this time."
McDowell started 14 games for Cleveland this season ... and said before the year began that he thought he had turned the corner following multiple run-ins with the law earlier in his life.