In what was one of the wildest stories of Tuesday, Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested in Florida on charges of beating a police officer and public exposure.
Yeah.. he stripped down and beat up some cops…
Well, video from TMZ shows that McDowell had hit the gym literally one hour before he lost his clothes (and his mind) deciding to attack police outside of a nearby school.
To the tape:
Police in Deerfield Beach, Florida, said they were responding to a “naked male walking near a school” when an officer approached McDowell, who was sitting on a curb, according to the arrest report. The officer said McDowell stood up, uttered an obscenity at him and “charged at me full speed with a closed fist.”
The officer said he was unable to avoid McDowell’s attack or use any “de-escalation tactics.” McDowell slammed into the officer and punched him in the right eye and on the top of the head, according to the report.
McDowell fled before he was stopped using a stun gun and handcuffed. The officer said his right eye was nearly closed because of swelling from the punches he absorbed in the attack and there is a “likelihood that I sustained permanent injury to my eye.”
His actions made a school go into lockdown.
Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. told TMZ Sports, “Appropriate tests were conducted. Detectives continue to investigate circumstances surrounding the incident.”