TMZ Sports has now obtained even more footage of Malik McDowell and what led up to him being arrested earlier this week.
The Cleveland Browns defensive tackle was arrested in Deerfield Beach, Florida after police say he walked naked into a children’s learning center and violently attacked a deputy. We now have footage of that attack as a fully naked McDowell could be seen charging at the cop as he stumbles back into a bush behind him.
McDowell was so out of control that they had to use a taser on him before placing him in handcuffs. He was then taken to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation before he was ultimately booked into jail on three charges.
McDowell is being charged with aggravated battery of an officer, resisting arrest, and exposing his sexual organs in public.
The Browns signed McDowell in May 2021 and he started 14 games this season, appearing in 15 games total. He finished with 33 combined tackles — 19 of them solo tackles — and three sacks.
“We are aware of the very concerning incident and arrest involving Malik McDowell and are in the process of gathering more information,” the Browns said in a statement. “We understand the severity of this matter and our thoughts are for the well-being of all involved. We will have no further comment at this time.”