VIDEO: NFL Player Loses Fight With Cop Half His Size

Surveillance video showed NFL defensive lineman Malik McDowell fighting with police officers in a convenience store.

Lathrup Village, MI – Surveillance video from a gas station showed National Football League (NFL) defensive lineman Malik McDowell brawling with a police officer half his size after he was stopped for drunk driving (video below).

The incident occurred in February when a Lathrup Village police officer stopped McDowell for speeding during a snowstorm, according to the Detroit Free Press.

TMZ released interior and exterior video footage from the Marathon gas station on West 12 Mile in Southfield where McDowell stopped.

The video began as the football player was standing near the doors of the convenience store, as if to go inside.

“Have a seat in your car, sir,” the officer told McDowell multiple times before the big man complied.

McDowell opened the driver’s door of his vehicle, and then shut it and opened the back door of the SUV and sat down in the backseat facing out.

The officer requested backup over his radio, and then he approached the SUV and asked McDowell for his license, registration, and insurance.

McDowell immediately asked for a supervisor in a slurred voice, the video showed.

The officer told the football player that he was the supervisor on the shift, and McDowell asked what he had stopped him for.

“For going about 60 down south here, and then you just spun out right there,” the officer told him.

“No I haven’t,” McDowell argued.

“I just saw ya and it’s on camera. I need your license, registration and proof of insurance, sir,” the officer told him.

“You need to show me some proof. I need your insur- uh, I need your peoples. I need your supervisor,” McDowell told the officer.

The video showed that the football player wasn’t making sense as he argued with the officer and demanded over and over to see a supervisor.

That’s when McDowell got out of the car and tried to go into the convenience store.

The officer, who was about a foot shorter than the six-foot-six-inch, 300-pound man, tried to stop him, the video showed.

The officer grabbed on to McDowell’s arm, but the big man kept barreling forward with the officer still hanging on.

He went into the store, and down an aisle, with the officer still clutching onto his left arm, the video showed.

When the officer tried to take McDowell into custody and threatened to Taser the massive man, the fight was on.

The officer struggled with the NFL player in the aisle but amazingly, the drunken football player lost his footing and ended up on the ground near the front door.

The officer drew his Taser and pointed it at the football player.

The video showed that McDowell refused to lay down on his stomach as ordered by the officer, and instead sat on his butt and again began demanding to see a supervisor.

“On your stomach or you’re going to get Tased,” the officer warned McDowell. “You’re fit to be Tased. You’re fit to be Tased!”

He warned McDowell he was going to Taser him multiple more times and then yelled “Taser, Taser, Taser!” and deployed the less-lethal weapon.

The tell-tale snap of the Taser is heard, and the video showed McDowell had a mild look of annoyance on his face for a moment.

Then, as if he just realized the officer had zapped him, he jumped up and lunged at the officer.

They brawled, knocking down store displays of products and sending apples and oranges rolling all over the floor, the video showed.

The struggle went out of the camera’s frame for a moment but when the two returned, McDowell was on the floor and the officer was on top of him.

That’s when backup arrived, and video showed that a female officer jumped in to assist in taking the football player into custody.

Together, the officers managed to handcuff the big man and then two more officers arrived and grabbed McDowell to walk him to a police car.

But McDowell wasn’t going to go peacefully, the video showed.

He fought the officers trying to take him through the doorway until two more officers arrived and helped pull him outside.

Then the four officers escorted McDowell to a vehicle for transport, the video showed.

McDowell was arrested and charged with drunk driving, assaulting a police officer, and driving with a suspended license, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The brawl with officers left the gas station with $1,500 in “heavy, extensive damage,” according to the police report.

The professional football player has never actually been on the field during an NFL game.

He was a second-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, but then he was injured in an ATV accident and missed his entire rookie season, according to the Detroit Free Press.

While he was on the Seahawk’s injury list in December of 2017, McDowell was arrested at an Atlanta nightclub “after he allegedly flipped out at a club over money he thought he was owed."

As officers were trying to put him in the back of a police car, he launched a profanity-laced tirade at them and told them how much more money he had than them.

McDowell was waived by the Seattle Seahawks in July of 2018 and has remained a free agent, although TMZ reported that he had a visit with the Dallas Cowboys in March.

In April, McDowell was arrested again and charged with receiving and concealing a stolen Ford F150 pickup truck, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Watch the officer grapple with the much bigger football player in the video below:

Comments (123)
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JBo
JBo

“You need to show me some proof. I need your insur- uh, I need your peoples. I need your supervisor,”...

You need to stop drinking.

tuffyman
tuffyman

It is very hard to be a Cop in America, VERY hard when you are white.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

There's that National Felons League again.... maybe Kapernick can get the jerk a job with Nike or Starbucks.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

I always like when people demand a supervisor as though they're going to take their side.

K-9 319
K-9 319

Sometime size doesn't matter. I worked an overtime detail at a basket ball game. During the game, an individual, who was about 6foot 2 and 200 lbs began to harass a young girl and her boyfriend, who was tall, but about 115 lbs. They took the abuse for about 15 minutes, and the girl got up to go to the concession stand, walking past the harasser. As she passed he grabbed her butt. Mr. skinny had had enough, he got up walked up to the individual and gave him a right cross, knocking him out. He was rewarded with a standing ovation from the crowd and we carried him out and ejected him from the arena.

Buck4285
Buck4285

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog!

SteveS
SteveS

He needs more than a Supervisor. He needs some brains.

new2lv2
new2lv2

Great job Officer! Your department and city are lucky to have you. I admire you courage and restraint.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

Typical Dindu behavior. Things dont go your way? .....become violent. I'm sure if we remove flags from shoes the violence will stop.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

I' d call him a stupid silverback but i respect gorillas too much to insult them like that

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Clear case of racial profiling. I am waiting for the excessive force complaints. I await the calls for the officer's termination for stopping this local hero, who clearly did nothing to warrant being assaulted by the officer /sarcasm

DeplorableMade
DeplorableMade

Not very bright just saying the same phrase over and over how did he get through college?

Changaman
Changaman

The nfl just a bunch of criminals. why watch a bunch of criminals touch and spoon each other. I get why gay guys watch it.

VanMan
VanMan

Priveledged asshole.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Does he nee a stooopaviza? A chance to play in the Natl. Felon League and life still isn't good enough. Some people would give anything to have that opportunity.

Changaman
Changaman

Not to mention the nfl players that take a kneel are just used to it. how do you think they got there chance to play gotta kneel to give the boss a blowy

Jdog091274
Jdog091274

What a huge POS! Is this what the NFL wants in their players? I hope he gets suspended for a long time. A piece of garbage like that deserves to be working at McDonalds!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Why hasn't this officer been signed by a NFL team yet? It's obvious he has more grit than some players.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I sincerely hope he looses his nfl job, what a jerk. They all seem to have a sense of entitlement and think it's all about the money. What an example he's setting for young boys.......

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Refuse and resist never ends well.

Ali DaProphet
Ali DaProphet

That was not even a fight. Weak ass white boys love to blow things out of proportion! 😶😐

SJVwarrior
SJVwarrior

You don't need the supervisor enough with that bs. Shut your yapper and comply. You can thank all this bs with piece of garbage obummer now no one feels they need to comply and not resist. This is what law enforcement have to deal with 24/.

vpassenheim
vpassenheim

That NFL bully deserved to be pistol whipped into a coma. So sick of this shit!

mike wauters
mike wauters

So what was the reason for this? Institutional racism? White privilege? Economic inequality? Or was it him being a complete moron??

Mari72
Mari72

Just comply. Sheesh.

justice4me
justice4me

Another moron given an American dream, just to throw it away because he can't control himself.

Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp

The culture Barak Obama created.

TWalters
TWalters

If this criminal ever plays another down in the NFL I will never watch another game.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Thanks Obama, You POS, THIS is YOUR fault. Disrespectful A-Hole

yelyana
yelyana

He is hell bent on destroying his life!

ladywriter
ladywriter

what a dumbfuck. he needs a brain cell or two.

Hannibal
Hannibal

Entitlement. What else do you expect? I already knew. You did too.

bill fuse
bill fuse

National Felon League.... You mean if I plays football, I don’t have to du nuthin for my high school & college grades?!?!

Katarina
Katarina

Funny thing is he isn't an NFL "player". He's never stepped foot on the field during one game. Just a side line sitting wanna be. Hope he is ordered to pay for the damage he caused as well as sit jail time.

Greenlungs81
Greenlungs81

Blue lives matter but so do our lives just the other day a cop came to my door and was with the arresting officer and he told me if i was the arresting officer i would jumped out and shot you right after her started to grab my pants and shirt and lifting them up and wonder why cops get killed its cuz they dont care they think they can shoot any one and everyone and they get away with it cuz they got a badge im sick and tired of these young cops acting like there the shit. i was riding a 110 cc mini bike for kids i just fixed for my step bro and wanted to take it for a ride to make sure everything was fine but on my way back home the path was blocked so my only way home was to drive 15 feet up the road and get on another path but charged me out the ass with shit over 1.9k

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Homie Hoods again.

Wish505
Wish505

This officer is a proud member of the Wolf Pack. Well done sadly another prime example of the National Felons League.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

Getting into an altercation with a police officer should be grounds for immediate, permanent expulsion from the NFL(or basketball, baseball, or any sport) to never play another game in their sorry lives. Let them try to find a job they are qualified for once they can't play ball. I quit watching football when Kaepernick and his cronies all decided to disrespect my country, my flag and my anthem.

RPG156
RPG156

Once again proving that the Taser doesn't work on everyone and even less on intoxicated, psychotic and impaired persons.

OldVet
OldVet

Entitled mentality. Let him sit in prison for a few years.

Mrdan
Mrdan

You can take them out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the person another fine example of the National felons leauge

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Tasers are not the "Be All, End All' in a physical altercation. They are great in t-shirt and shorts weather but when someone is layered coupled with a layer of fat the taser isn't quite as effective.

magnumforc
magnumforc

And people actually pay to see scum like this play football. Maybe, just maybe, refusing to support teams who have scumbags like this on the team would send a message?

maxx1676
maxx1676

He should have told the officer...I need a supervisor.

Mic911
Mic911

Kudos to that officer for standing up and not backing down!! Can of whoopass there..

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

Truly the National Felons League, never played a minute of football.

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

And what does Mr. Entitledment want with a supervisor? Someone that would let him go?

James Robinson
James Robinson

This guy plays in the NFL? How? He got handled by an officer half his size.

Scpantherfan
Scpantherfan

Dirt dobber trash

Suds18
Suds18

I bet kapernick thinks this was racist