Atlanta, GA – Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Malik McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 10, for disorderly conduct as ye yelled racial slurs at police.
The incident occurred at SL Lounge, an Atlanta nightclub, after a female police officer said she saw him getting into a verbal altercation outside the front doors of a club called SL Lounge, according to TMZ.
McDowell, who has missed his entire rookie season due to a non-football injury, was arrested “after he allegedly flipped out at a club over money he thought he was owed.”
He was reported to be shouting at the head of security for the club about $600 he thought he had already paid, although he was told repeatedly by staff and his friend that he hadn’t given them the cash he wanted back, according to the police report.
McDowell was eventually allowed back inside the club, but the arresting officer said that he was kicked out a second time for pouring out bottles of liquor inside the bar, still shouting about the $600 he believed he was owed, and refusing to leave without it.
The female police officer said she detained McDowell with the help of her partner. They tried to get him in the back of a police cruiser when he launched a profanity-laced tirade:
“F*** both of ya’ll hoe ass n*****, p**** ass cops, I bet I get out, I got more money than ya’ll, ya’ll ain’t got enough money for me, p**** ass crackers, broke ass n*****.”
He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a bond of $325.
McDowell was the Seahawks’ first pick in the 2017 draft, but is on their Non-Football Injury List after suffering what the team referred to as “a really bad concussion” in a July ATV crash, according to The Seattle Times.
Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll had hoped for a mid-season return for McDowell but said in late November that McDowell would be out for the season.
McDowell has not participated in any official team activities since the ATV accident. He has worked out some with trainers and has attended some practices.
After he was released from jail, Malik McDowell got on Twitter and “liked” the TMZ article about his racist tirade.