Tell me why I should care one iota about these NFL child-like ingrates?
From Daily Mail: Body camera footage has emerged showing Seattle Seahawks defensive end Malik McDowell unleashing a foul-mouthed rant at police officers while being arrested for disorderly conduct outside a Georgia nightclub over the weekend.
In the four-minute video, the 21-year-old rookie NFL player is heard repeatedly calling a female officer a ‘b***h’ and her male partner the ‘N-word,’ bragging about his wealth and justifying his conduct by claiming that he paid $1million in taxes.
McDowell, who is not an active player after suffering a concussion in an ATV accident back in July, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after getting into an altercation over money outside the SL Lounge club in the Atlanta suburb of Chamblee.
At around 2.21am, the athlete allegedly shouted at a security guard that he had already paid $600. However staff claim he hadn’t given them any cash.
According to an incident report filed by the Chamblee Police Department and first reported on by TMZ Sports, security allowed him back in before kicking him out again.
An officer said the player poured out a couple of bottles of alcohol while inside the nightclub.
Officers then tried to get McDowell into the back of the police car to take him to jail on suspicion of disorderly conduct, prompting the Seahawks player to spout forth a torrent of profanities at the officers, whom he repeatedly called ‘dumba** n****rs’ and ‘brokea** n****rs.’
In the body camera video documenting McDowell’s arrest, which was also obtained by WILX, the 21-year-old NFL player justifies the verbal abuse directed at the cops by boasting about his prosperity.
‘B*h, I got money, that’s why I can talk st…you’ll be a broke b***h for the rest of your life,’ he rants. ‘B***h, I got lawyer money…I’m rich, b***h, dumbass n***er…I got a lot of f***ing money, you brokea** n***res.’
As a second-round, 35th overall draft pick, McDowell signed a four-year, $6.95million contract with the Seahawks in the spring.
Even after he was handcuffed and bundled into the back of the squad car, McDowell carried on berating the cops in the harshest of terms – and arguing that as a top-bracket taxpayer, he had the right to do so.
‘I paid a million in taxes this fing year. If I wanna call that bh a bh, I can,’ he tells the male officer, referring to his female partner. ‘Yes, I can. If I wanna call every officer a bh, I can.’
But the officer seems unconvinced by McDowell’s argument and points out that he paid his taxes in Seattle, not in the City of Chamblee. ‘We didn’t get paid on that – Seattle police did,’ the cops maintains. ‘We’ve been paid off City of Chamblee taxes. You can go to Seattle and call everybody you want a b***h.’
Once he is brought to the police station, McDowell insists that he did nothing unlawful, arguing that his calling an officer ‘a b***h’ does not merit a disorderly conduct charge.
The female arresting officer later claimed that the 6-foot-6, 299-pound defensive end put up such a fight that she almost had to use a Taser and pepper spray on him.
McDowell was booked into jail for disorderly conduct before being released on $325 bond.
On Monday, the pugnacious player tweeted an apology for his outburst saying he was ’embarrassed’ by his actions. In his message addressed to the police, the Seahawks organization and his teammates, McDowell said that he was ‘a young man who made a mistake’ and that he was ‘constantly working towards getting better.’
That same day, McDowell met with Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, who described the player as ‘very remorseful’ and expressed hope that he would learn from this experience. ‘We’ve already talked about that, and let’s hope that this isn’t an indicator of things to come,’ the coach told The Seattle Times.