Malik McDowell Receives Two-Game Ban

In addition to Richie Incognito‘s two-game suspension, this news-dump Friday included another multi-game ban. Free agent defensive lineman Malik McDowell‘s troubles continue, with the former Seahawks draft pick set for a two-game suspension, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.

The No. 35 overall pick in 2017, McDowell has never played an NFL down. An ATV accident during his rookie offseason scuttled chances of the Michigan State product making an early impact as a pro, and the 2019 offseason has gone poorly from a legal perspective.

McDowell has been charged for two separate incidents, one more squarely in the NFL’s purview than the other. McDowell was charged with assault and resisting arrest, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated and, according to the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, “receiving and concealing stolen property” in purchasing a Ford truck with a $74K value for just $3K.

McDowell spent 2017 and 2018 on Seattle’s NFI list, but agent Drew Rosenhaus said in March he’d received clearance from an independent doctor. The Seahawks never cleared McDowell, waived him on March 2 and then sued to recoup part of his signing bonus. Although he visited the Cowboys later in March, this suspension will obviously not help the former second-rounder’s chances of taking the field as an NFLer soon.

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6 comments on “Malik McDowell Receives Two-Game Ban

  1. jorge78

    He got how big of a bonus? And he buys a stolen truck on the cheap? Guess he didn’t take that ethics class in college…..

  2. connfyoozed

    It’s a two-game ban from a non-existent career. I will not be shocked if he never plays a game in the league.

    • Ironman_4life

      When the cop saw him have to duck down to get in the door, the fight was over.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The guy could not be taken down with a taser but he was not healthy enough to pass a Cowboy physical? Doesn’t make much sense to me.

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