Browns DL Malik McDowell Arrested While Naked In Florida

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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested Monday on charges of public exposure, aggravated battery of an officer and resisting arrest, according to Broward County court records.

According to the police report first obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, officers were responding to a report of a naked man walking near a school in Deerfield Beach, Florida — later to be determined as a children’s learning center that was in session.

The incident report states that when officers arrived, McDowell allegedly beat a deputy in a “violent attack” that left the officer “dazed.”

The report says McDowell charged at police “full speed with a closed fist,” leaving a deputy injured, before trying to flee but was eventually was shocked with a Taser and handcuffed.

McDowell is being held on a $27,000 bond, according to the jail’s inmate search at the time of publication.

“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.”

The 25-year-old is currently listed as an inmate of the jail but has a bond that appears to be pending after court hearings, per his inmate search.

The affidavit for McDowell’s arrest obtained by OutKick can be read here.

OutKick has requested additional public records and this story may be updated with more informationcheck back for updates.

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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


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