The Cleveland Browns didn’t have a lot to be happy with this year. The Baker Mayfield experiment is quickly careening out of control. The Browns missed the playoffs with an 8-9 record. Cleveland’s offseason is even off to a bad start.
Defensive Tackle Malik McDowell joined the Browns this season after starting his career with the Seattle Seahawks. Malik signed a $6.95 million contract in 2017 before an ATV accident placed him out of commission. Malik was then arrested twice in 2017 for DUI and disorderly conduct.
The New York Post has reported that the troubled Cleveland player is now facing even more problems with the law. Police in Florida arrested McDowell after an incident in Deerfield Beach. Malik was alleged to be walking around naked near a student learning center.
Police approached Malik McDowell and noted that he was acting strange. McDowell then charged at full speed while trying to tackle one of the deputies. Authorities eventually employed a taser and handcuffs to subdue their very large adversary.
McDowell’s defense attorney says his client was slipped some kind of drug to make him act out in such a way. The Browns issued a statement that they were aware of the incident and will comment further at a later time. Cleveland signed McDowell despite his criminal record.
Malik McDowell appeared in his first NFL games this season. McDowell was a solid contributor, picking up three sacks and 19 tackles. Malik is set to become an unrestricted free agent. It could be another NFL career that ended before it ever had the chance to start.
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