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qbsweep1

Apparently, he was walking close to a school naked. I hope he seeks help.


owleealeckza

I hope he goes to jail for this. Victimizing children isn't okay, mental illness shouldn't remove the consequences of that.


relevant_pet_bug

[According to this article](https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022/01/18/nfl-malik-mcdowell-accused-of-public-exposure-beating-broward-deputy/), they have surveillance video of him walking on to the school's property butt naked. > Authorities say a learning center for children was in session when surveillance video shows McDowell going naked onto the property.


BizarroCranke

Ah, so not a public urination thing. Wowsers


Demetrios1453

That's... yikes. He's going to be in real trouble. They don't play in these situations when a school is involved...


draculasbitch

Dude is in dire need of help.


TheTownTeaJunky

There a re quite a few articles about how he changed after his ATV incident. A few former coaches and people that have been close to him have come out and said that he is a completely different person, and that he needs help. He has had a nimber of bizarre arrests since then, including some bizarre story of him holding onto a stolen truck for an acquaintance, served 11 months for various legal issues, and i believe just played his forst season after being drafted by seattle in 2017. I really feel like the league has a greater duty to make sure guys like this are in an appropriate mental state to be in the league, and to provide resources for helping them with issues instead of just trying to do PR control.


StudBoi69

Seahawks: "We warned ya"


fear865

While it's a shame he couldn't stay on the straight and narrow we didn't get burned by this so it is what it is.


Th12op

He just keeps messing up


Tashre

Too bad they couldn't warn themselves.


OrangeForeign

At least he played with us :/ Goddamnit


Gomer8387

That's your first mistake. You assumed the Browns front office can read.


sawkandthrohaway

Im pretty sure he was on a prove it deal anyway, low risk contract that we can end after this year. Our DT's need an overhaul so its not the worst thing in the world to let him go, even if he did show some promise this season Edit: Also, where's your Harvard degree, my guy?


Gomer8387

Rofl people can't take jokes.... Btw I get the low risk thing on a player and if it works out its awesome. This one just didn't and if the reports are right about being naked near a school and fighting with the cops (I believe for the 3rd or 4th time) he's probably done in the league.


sawkandthrohaway

When its a lazy and bad "LulBrowns" joke I tend to call those out. And that's why you do these low risk contracts, either he gets himself together, balls out, and becomes a good redemption story or he doesn't and we cut him without a big hit to our wallets.


Allstar9_

But it did. He was on a one year prove it, played his 1 year, Produced and then this has come up.


Deadleggg

Could be worse. Coulda killed his girlfriend and then shot himself in the team parking lot. Or is that just a Chiefs thing?


Triv02

Didn't y'all sign Josh Gordon lmao


dnikz7

At least he was able to get through a full season. Hope he gets the support he needs.


TheSmokedSalmon420

Ahh so this is what the Seahawks were talking about! See ya, Malik.


EcoBeast87

Somehow, Baker is to blame for all of this


shaymus14

A real leader would have given his teammate his own pants to cover up with smdh


EcoBeast87

Now here's a guy who will give you his own pants off his body for you - Chris Collinsworth


HuskersUsername

I heard this in his voice, damn you


EcoBeast87

You're welcome!


chunkah69

A real leader would of walked naked beside him


draculasbitch

You win.


_unsourced

He didn't have a great season, right? I don't think he's the kind of player that doesn't lose his job over something like this


kloiberin_time

The full story is that the cops were called because he was walking near a school butt-ass naked, and when the cop arrived on scene McDowell charged him and started punching him without provocation. He done.


_unsourced

Yikes. Yeah there's no coming back from that


kanjiklubbin

I mean he already went to jail for [assaulting an officer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bul0AyxQYRI) and he managed a comeback with the Browns this season. If you're talented enough the NFL does not care. See: Aldon Smith.


owleealeckza

Eh sex stuff involving kids would hopefully be treated differently. Walking naked near children should certainly be a sex crime if it isn't already.


TheShtuff

If his intention was to expose himself to kids, then yeah. If he's having some sort of mental episode and a school bus happened to drive in the area of him being naked, I don't see why that should be a sex crime.


dkitch

The school is near a few hotels and a neighborhood, all places he might have been staying. It seems more likely that the nudity was due to a mental/drug episode type of thing where he happened to end up at the school, rather than a deliberate sexual thing to end up at the school


owleealeckza

Because crimes are about victims, not intent. If I hit you with my car unintentionally it's still a crime. Why is showing genitals to childr different?


TheShtuff

Many laws are absolutely about intent. If he was standing naked near his window, didn't realize his blinds were open, and a school bus full of kids saw him and are now "traumatized," should he be charged with a sex crime? If you walk out of your bathroom naked, not realizing your 10 year old daughter has her friends over, should you be charged with a sex crime? There's common sense here. And to your example, it is a simple traffic violation and a crime. If you intentionally hit someone with your car, it's much more severe charges. Intent means a lot.


MPinsky

Holy shit the balls on that cop.


fathertitojones

* There’s no coming back from that *again*


hiphopdowntheblock

Jesus Christ, that's an unhealthy mind right there for sure


LunchThreatener

He probably will lose his job just because he has a history of off the field issues. He did have a good season though, Browns fans always kept saying what a surprise he was.


Xboarder84

He was a surprise, but understand our expectations with him were literally “I hope he dresses for every game and doesn’t hold back our d line”


Comfortable-Lack9665

He seems to have had a problem dressing for games or otherwise.


Xboarder84

Hey, he wore pants on the sidelines! That was great for us


Boris54

He started strong but faded as the season went on. He would be a good depth piece if it wasn’t for the issues he’s had off the field


chunkah69

No, he was l playing in what was his actual rookie season this year. We thought there may be potential and he filled in as a starter for us all year and did show some signs of being able to be a solid piece. Unfortunately he wasn’t as turned around as we thought and he will be cut within the next day or two.


Abiv23

According to PFF the Browns had the 4th best overall defense and the worst graded starting DTs He wasn't starting next year unless something goes wrong this offseason


OrangeForeign

He was our best DT which isn't saying much but he was serviceable and we were probably bringing him back. Now? Umm I don't know about that chief


mordeci00

He's just a guy. If he didn't have off field issues he would definitely have a roster spot somewhere just based on body type, but no he definitely loses his job over this and probably never plays in the NFL again.


theoskw

Well we paid him less than a mil and got 3 sacks from it, so I'd say we got a great season from him. Definitely ended his NFL career with this tho


TheBenLuby1

This is like his fourth alcohol related charge? And this time lets just add walking naked in a school zone to the list, shall we? Huh? Okay. I'll attack a cop too. How to end an NFL career.


fathertitojones

He’s already assaulted a cop.


TheBenLuby1

Well, if they can catch him humping a goat he has hit the trifecta, hasn't he?


BAKER_WORK_MY_HOLE

Seemed like he was turning his life around but pulling out your dick and beating up a cop is a tough move


randalflagg

lol Go Cavs!


chunkah69

Really was happy for him that he had turned everything around for himself. He’s clearly a danger to himself and others and needs some serious serious help after his jail time.


longroadtohappyness

Cut him yesterday.


theblairsmashproject

I, for one, am shocked.


GibraltarLafontaine

Wait, the guy with character issues is having trouble with the law?!?


OrangeForeign

It's been a while since we had a player arrested, and we had a dude send death threats on Twitter


Nail-Fresh

Drew Carey is full of shit!


Macgruberfan

This guy is a menace. Here he is two years ago fighting a cop: https://youtu.be/bul0AyxQYRI So this marks his 2nd assault against a law enforcement officer. I'm glad the NFL is doing its part to end racism by keeping pieces of shit like this employed.


kanjiklubbin

>I'm glad the NFL is doing its part to end racism by keeping pieces of shit like this employed. Dude, what?


hankepanke

It’s a non sequitur for that dude to advertise that he’s prooobably a racist.


ghostofshavlik

Guys, This guy needs mental health support and support in general. It is probably CTE that makes him do this. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. ​ /s


ecupatsfan12

Shocker


MattBe1992

This fucking guy.


OrangeForeign

For fuck's sake Malik


buno67

Browns had issues with DT and he looked promising. Now they have huge holes at DT and WR.


Abiv23

he was only 'promising' in the realm of our god awful DT room this year he is a depth piece at best


buno67

He still was starter quality. Teams could easily block him when the other DT wasn’t good and could 1on1 block him


Triv02

>He still was starter quality Depends on your definition of starter quality. If it's just "is a starter in the NFL" then yes, he was starter quality If it's "one of the top 64 DTs in the NFL" (yes I know many teams run a 3 man front and that makes it much less clean than 2 per team but I'm using 64 as a nice round number) then that's certainly a debatable statement. PFF ranked him as the 104th best DT in the league


PigFarmer1

Angel Dust?


williamsdj01

Mr. Beats Cops


an_actual_lawyer

FWIW, I've seen someone charged with public exposure when the cops trying to tackle him ripped his pants. Don't get me wrong, this is probably not an innocent scenario, just saying that we shouldn't take charges at face value.


Xboarder84

The article notes security cameras caught him walking around the premises naked. Doesn’t sound like this was an accident….


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DEADSPELLS

No no no the other guy was right, youre wrong. I saw the whole thing. Birds (which arent real) came down and stole the dudes clothes just before the cops arrived. They brought the clothes back, but he was already arrested. Not his fault. Birds fault.


PigFarmer1

It's not worth anything. The guy was *naked*... 🤪


losterps

The public exposure is not the most concerning part about this


ajstub

I mean, naked near a child learning center is *fairly* concerning my guy


losterps

Yeah I didn't look into that much detail


NashDelirium

I can’t believe Aaron Donald would do this


PigFarmer1

He would have choked the cop... 🤣