A Seattle Seahawks player has been arrested for disorderly conduct in a nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.
Defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who is not an active player after suffering concussion in July, was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after getting into a row over money outside the SL Lounge club in Atlanta.
At around 2.21am, the sportsman 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 seen by TMZ Sports, security allowed him back in before kicking him out again.
A cop said the player poured out a couple of bottles of alcohol while inside.
Officers then tried to get McDowell into the back of the police car where he allegedly swore at them, saying: ‘F*** both of ya’ll hoe ass n*****, p**** ass cops, I bet I get out, I got more money than ya’ll, ya’ll ain’t got enough money for me, p**** ass crackers, broke ass n*****.’
The officer claims he put up such a struggle that she almost had to use a taser and pepper spray on him.
He was booked for disorderly conduct before being released on a $325 bond.
Later on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks-Jacksonville Jaguars game ended up turning ugly after a scuffle on the field and then almost another off the field between a player and a fan in the stands.
Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson was ejected for fighting on the field, but as he made his way into the tunnel, he turned back around to argue with fans who were taunting him in the stand.
Just as Jefferson got close enough, someone threw a drink over him which set him off and he attempted to climb up into the stands.
Jefferson then attempted to scale seven feet into the seating area to fight the fans but he was stopped by security before things got out of hand.
‘I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me,’ Jefferson said. ‘Just because I’m playing football, I’m still a human being. I’m still a man.’
Asked if he felt it was right to attempt to go into the stands, Jefferson responded: ‘I don’t know. Was it the right call for him to throw beer on me? I’m just wondering if it was the right call for him to throw a beer on me. Just saying.’
‘I don’t even know what happened,’ Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Jefferson. ‘He just kind of lost it.
‘Somebody poured a beer on his head as he was walking out of the stadium. I told him that’s pro football. They pay to get in. They can do whatever they want, I guess.’
After what appeared to be a sports drink was thrown in his direction, Jefferson broke away and attempted to scale a short wall to get into the seating area before he was pulled away.