NFL Lineman Tased During Nasty Gas Station Fight with Police

NFL's Malik McDowell Tased During Fight With Police Officer: Footage Revealed

Recently released surveillance footage shows the moment that Malik McDowell, a former defensive lineman for the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, violently wrestled with a MI law enforcement officer after being struck by a stun gun during a February 2019 altercation.

In February, McDowell was pulled over by a Lathrup Village officer at a gas station for speeding after the officer witnessed McDowell's vehicle spinning out of control on the icy road. McDowell was charged with multiple crimes, including driving with a suspended license, OWI - second offense, and two charges of assault / resisting a police officer. As seen in a video by TMZ, Malik McDowell left his auto and entered a convenience store nearby.

Once inside the store, security footage shows the officer warning McDowell that he's going to use his Taser. "You're gonna get tased", the officer yells out as McDowell pushes him away, knocking over various displays in the store.

The backup officer who helped subdue McDowell said in a police report that McDowell "grabbed for my gun as I was trying to grab his arm".

He appears to take hold of the taser at one point and the officer is heard saying "drop the gun, drop the Taser".

The free agent and former Michigan State defensive tackle was pulled over after authorities reportedly witnessed his jeep spinning out while speeding.

After McDowell refused to get on his stomach, the officer tased him, to no avail.

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The officer was eventually able to subdue McDowell before backup arrived to help put him in handcuffs and lead him to a squad auto.

Defensive lineman Malik McDowell of Michigan State participates in a drill during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

TMZ reports that lab tests showed that McDowell had a blood alcohol content of.189, more than twice the legal limit. However, McDowell refuses, and continues inside the convenience store. McDowell then engages the police officer, showing to attain for the Taser.

McDowell left Michigan State a year early to enter the National Football League draft.

Throughout the scuffle, McDowell is repeatedly heard requesting for the officer's supervisor to be called to the scene.

However, in July 2017 he was injured in an ATV accident and never played for the Seahawks, becoming the highest drafted player to never play a single National Football League match in the team's history, according to the Seattle Times.

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