Malik McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning at a night club outside of Atlanta and charged with disorderly conduct, according to USA Today. A former Michigan State defensive tackle standout, McDowell is currently in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks.
McDowell got into an argument with a night club employee over payment before the police got involved, according to the USA Today report.
At around 2:21 a.m. Sunday, McDowell got into a verbal altercation with an employee in front of SL Lounge in Chamblee, Ga., according to the report filed by the Chamblee Police Department. McDowell claimed that he paid $600 for two bottles of alcohol, a seat in a particular section of the club and parking. Club employees, and one of McDowell’s friends, told him that he had not paid yet.
McDowell was allowed to re-enter the club following a warning by police, then removed again after he poured the bottles of Patron and Dusse employees delivered to him inside a bucket of ice.
Upon the exit from the club the second time, McDowell continued to berate the officers at the scene. According to the incident report, McDowell cursed at the officers.
McDowell, 21, was the 35th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, he was ruled out for his rookie season after getting in an ATV accident over the summer.