Tuesday, July 9, 2019

This Week in Copper Confrontations: NFL Lineman Gets Tased and Pulls Out Darts

The 6-foot-6, 300-pound defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017 but has never played in a regular-season NFL game, was pulled over in Lathrup Village, Michigan, in February after a police officer noticed McDowell’s Jeep speeding and spinning out on the road, and it culminated in a fight during which McDowell was tased, only to rip out the darts and attack the officer.

 

McDowell is currently a free agent.

 -RW

9 comments:

  1. I wonder, did he ever get to speak w/a supervisor?

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  2. Wow, that guys pretty dumb, he's fortunate the coppers didn't shoot him 10 times in the back, as has happened many times in response to MUCH less than what he did in this video.

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  3. Hmm. Looks like a good “prove it” free agency signing.
    “See the quarterback? Pretend he’s a cop”.
    Defensive line man of the year.
    Does Andy Reid know he’s available?

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  4. I hate cops as much as anybody, but that jerk should've been tasered long before he was; the cop showed great restraint. And I don't live too far from that area---the speed limit is probably 40 mph there, and while I'm against "policing for profit," all the cop asked for was paperwork.

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    1. When I did police work, I preferred "hands on" over taser. Just too much can go wrong. It's a great tool for those that need it, but I found it to be a liability. My department only had enough for about half the road guys, and I was glad to refuse it.

      But yeah, this officer did a good job, considering his opponent! Sometimes all you can do is hang on for the ride until the calvary comes!

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  5. Even though they are only 13% of the population, they commit 50% of the violent crime.

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    1. The Cops? I thought their percentage of violent crimes was a lot higher than that.

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