A video obtained by TMZ Sports shows former Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell involved in a physical altercation with a police officer in a convenient store in Michigan.
TMZ Sports recently obtained the video, though according to the site, the incident occurred in February. McDowell was pulled over at a gas station for a traffic stop when an officer noticed the former Spartan was speeding. During the stop, McDowell was told to stay inside his vehicle, but refused.
McDowell went into the convenient store and demanded to see a supervisor.
When McDowell refused to obey orders from the officer, a physical altercation ensued between the two. The officer threatened to use a taser on McDowell if he did not obey the orders. After a lengthy altercation, a backup officer helped to apprehend the 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman.
Below is the video of the altercation and arrest.
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McDowell was charged with two counts of felony assaulting and resisting, a misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. McDowell has since been released, but is due to appear in court later in July.
McDowell was a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, being selected No. 35 overall by the Seattle Seahawks. However, a concussion suffered from an ATV accident resulted in him missing his rookie season and eventually being waived by the organization.