Former Seattle Seahawks second round pick and Michigan State star defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested back in February during a traffic stop on two counts of felony assault and resisting arrest.
However, a video that was released by TMZ Sports featured Lathrup, Michigan Police tased McDowell inside a convenience store and then the player fought the police officer afterwards.
The incident occurred when McDowell refused to hand over his license and repeatedly was told to stay in his car during the stop.
The 23-year-old disobeyed the officer repeatedly, got out of his car, and went inside the gas station where the officer grabbed him and demanded him to put his hands behind his back.
And that’s where it leads to a physical confrontation between McDowell and the officer.
Video tweeted by NFL’s Dov Kleiman is in the link down below.
#Seahawks 2017 2nd round pick, DT Malik McDowell, who's gotten released since, was captured on video getting into a crazy fight with a policeman via @TMZ— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 9, 2019
McDowell was eventually charged with 2 counts of felony assaulting and resisting.https://t.co/QFHA2x27uj pic.twitter.com/Nqcxy8ww7C
More information on Malik McDowell, a #Seahawks 2nd round pick, who was tased by police and got into a physical altercation with a cop can be found in the following link: https://t.co/QFHA2x27uj pic.twitter.com/fSraUM9PUh— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 9, 2019
As a result of the incident in February, McDowell could serve up to five years in prison and also will be assessed a $10,000 fine.
McDowell also is part of a lawsuit by the Seahawks, whom the team claimed that the player failed to pay approximately $800,000 in arbitrary fines after suffering a head injury during his SUV accident in July 2017.
That injury has kept McDowell from playing a single snap since being drafted in the same year.
The former five-star recruit came to Michigan State University for whom was listed as 26th best football player in the nation.
Before being drafted by Seattle, he was listed as First-Team all-Big Ten and earned second-team honors by the conference’s coaches and media personalities after his final collegiate season in 2016.