Body cam video shows NFL player's arrest outside Chamblee nightclub

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News has obtained body cam video from the night police arrested an NFL player outside a metro Atlanta nightclub.

Chamblee police arrested Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Malik McDowell Saturday night outside SL Lounge on Buford Highway.

Police said McDowell got into an argument with club staff members after he said they stole money from him.

Police were called to the club. A female officer said McDowell got verbally aggressive with her, so she grabbed her Taser and pointed it at him.

“I got money, that’s why I can talk s***,” McDowell says in the video.

Other officers put McDowell in a car to take him to jail.


“She’s an officer. I pay my f**** taxes. I paid a million in taxes this f**** year. If I want to call that b**** a b****, I can. Yes, I can,” McDowell said.

The player faces a disorderly conduct charge.

Police said McDowell had no respect for officers that night.

“Y’all n**** broke at the end of the day. Get me out of here,” McDowell said in the video.

Police said McDowell later apologized to officers for his actions. Officers said McDowell came to the Chamblee Police Department with a much different attitude than the night he was arrested.

Body cam video shows arrest of NFL player outside Chamblee club

NFL PLAYER ARRESTED: Body cam video shows the arrest of a Seattle Seahawks player outside of a DeKalb nightclub. He told officers: "I got money, that's why I can talk s***."

Posted by WSB-TV on Wednesday, December 13, 2017