Malik McDowell facing charges for assaulting police officer, concealing stolen truck

AP

If health-related reasons weren’t already keeping former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell from playing football, his growing list of legal problems would probably be enough to keep him off an NFL roster.

According to Mike Martindale of the Detroit News, McDowell is facing charges of assault and resisting arrest, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and receiving and concealing stolen property from a pair of incidents in recent months. McDowell is set to appear in Oakland County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Citing police reports, McDowell was stopped in February on suspicion of drunken driving. McDowell demanded to speak to a supervisor and was told one was not available. He then exited the vehicle and entered a nearby gas station when the cop confronted McDowell again and an altercation took place. McDowell subdued the officer despite being tasered until a second officer arrived and managed to arrest him.

In April, a stolen truck’s GPS unit was traced to a closed garage at McDowell’s residence. McDowell claimed he had purchased the $74,000 Ford F-150 Raptor pickup for $3,000 off the street. The truck is one of several to be stolen from a Ford Motor Company overflow lot in Dearborn.

McDowell was a second round pick of the Seahawks in 2017 but never appeared in a single game for the team. McDowell sustained significant injuries, including a serious concussion, in an ATV accident prior to the start of training camp that fall and never practiced again with the team. He was released by Seattle in March and is being sued by the team for repayment of his signing bonus.

McDowell’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said McDowell has been cleared to return to football. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll made it clear that their doctors could not clear him to play again following the accident. He made one free agent visit with the Dallas Cowboys after his release, but was not signed.

McDowell was also arrested in Atlanta in 2017 for disorderly conduct following an incident at a bar.

15 responses to “Malik McDowell facing charges for assaulting police officer, concealing stolen truck

  1. He buys a $74 grand Raptor off the street for $3 grand from a clown and NO paperwork !?!? Of course that’s a legit transaction, how dare the cops think something fishy is going on there…………………………..

  2. This guy has no common sense, no moral compass, does not learn from prior mistakes and poor decisions and is heading for one destination…” The Big House “

  3. Malik McDowell is a cautionary tale. Seattle wasted more than 2nd round pick on him because of his ATV disaster they shipped a 2nd round pick for another pass rushing DT.

    They haven’t been perfect on the way they things end with players but when it comes to medical they have shown to put the player first. They drafted after finding out he had a heart condition they took care of the medical part. I am sure there are teams the would have let Kam and Cliff Avril risk it on the field if it meant another win or two. McDowell tried to blast them to create this narrative he is somehow healthy and fit to play.

  4. Huge reach by Schneider. John Lynch took Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster ahead of him though so it doesn’t sting as bad. Would’ve been nice to have taken Baker at safety instead of letting him slip to the Fraudinals.

  5. kamthechancellor says:
    June 27, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Huge reach by Schneider. John Lynch took Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster ahead of him though so it doesn’t sting as bad. Would’ve been nice to have taken Baker at safety instead of letting him slip to the Fraudinals.
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    Hindsight is always 20/20. We needed a 5 tech that could rush the passer effectively and they’ve been looking for a true 5 tech guy for quite sometime, we had bennett but needed someone else to tag team those two. We didn’t really need a safety during that draft (kam didn’t get hurt until that season) and Earl was committed to the hawks so it wasn’t as a pressing need…Although a terrible pick and hard to not knock them for that but the red flags of him weren’t much different than some other players they’ve taken.

  6. Seattle was wise to cut bait. He was a risky reach that didn’t work out. It happens.

  7. His agent should be behind bars… there’s no way this player should be on the field. McDowell should be in a mental hospital, there something wrong with his head.

  8. The Seahawks selected McDowell in the second round and signed him to a four-year, $6.95 million contract with $4.40 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $3.19 million.
    A few weeks before training camp, McDowell was hurt in an ATV accident and was placed on the reserve/did not report list. I don’t think he ever played a down, but he did get his money. Wonder how much he has left.

  9. The part of this that jumped out at me was the fact that a Ford 150 is listed for $74K.

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