Seahawks Rookie Malik McDowell Arrested In Atlanta For Disorderly Conduct

Seahawks Rookie Malik McDowell Arrested In Atlanta For Disorderly Conduct

McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with disorderly conduct following an altercation over a bar tab at an Atlanta nightclub.

McDowell was reportedly seen by police arguing outside the SL Lounge in Chamblee, Georgia. McDowell claimed that he paid $600 for two bottles of alcohol, a seat in a particular section of the club and parking. The staff and McDowell's friend repeatedly tried to tell McDowell the club did not have the money he was asking about, according to TMZ.

After several times of being removed from the club and several attempts by the officers at the scene to calm McDowell down, he was arrested by Chamblee police.

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Officers struggled to subdue McDowell, according to the report.

The men were later released on a $325 bond. "He immediately accused me of stealing money from him, while I began to search his person, before placing him inside my vehicle, as we are trained to do". A former Michigan State defensive tackle standout, McDowell is now in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks. They tried getting him in the back of their patrol auto when he allegedly said. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he and general manager John Schneider met separately with McDowell since the incident and that McDowell is "very remorseful".

McDowell, the Seahawks' top draft pick, was not with the team in Jacksonville because he's on the non-football injury list. However, he was ruled out for his rookie season after getting in an ATV accident over the summer.

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