Seahawks' Malik McDowell During Arrest: "Bitch, I Got Lawyer Money"

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Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who has yet to play in the NFL due to injuries from an ATV accident in July, was arrested in Atlanta last weekend for disorderly conduct. TMZ got the bodycam video from his arrest, and it’s not great:

The video features a male officer—who appears to be tasked with transporting McDowell, but not the one who originally arrested him—putting handcuffs on McDowell. At the same time, McDowell is taunting a female cop standing nearby.

“Are you scared of me?” he asks her repeatedly. “Why is you a cop then?”

McDowell and the officer go back and forth about why he was arrested for disorderly conduct, and he calls her a bitch multiple times.


“Bitch, I got money. That’s why I can talk shit,” McDowell says, adding that the officers will never make as much money as he’s made in the past few months.

McDowell then apparently shouts at some passersby, “Hey, they’re trying to plant some shit on me!” which causes the officers to laugh.


“I got a lot of fucking money you broke-ass niggas,” McDowell says as they search him. “Put me in fucking jail, please, so I can bond out.”

A different cut of the video on TMZ’s site also includes footage after McDowell is in the police car, where McDowell shouts, “I pay my fucking taxes. I paid a million in taxes this fucking year. If I wanna call that bitch a bitch, I can.”


That video also shows a few seconds of McDowell’s conversation with different officers at the police station, where he’s less agitated as he tries to understand why exactly he was arrested. On Monday, McDowell tweeted that he was “embarrassed by the situation and (his) actions,” and he apologized to the Atlanta PD.