McDowell then fled and after a foot pursuit, a Taser was deployed. McDowell was handcuffed and taken into custody, secondo il rapporto.
In addition to the aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction of justice with violence charges, McDowell is also charged with exposure “due to the defendant walking around the street naked exposing his sexual organs in view of the public — to include a school that contained children.”
Adam Swickle, a Fort Lauderdale attorney for McDowell, told CNN by phone: “We are investigating to see what happened. That’s the only comment I have at this time.”
Secondo i documenti del tribunale, bond was set at $ 31,000 for all three charges.
McDowell, 25, played in 15 games for the Browns this past season, recording three sacks and 16 solo tackles.
A spokesperson for the Browns said the team is aware of “the very concerning incident,” and is gathering more information.
“We understand the severity of this matter and our thoughts are for the well-being of all involved,” the spokesperson said in a statement emailed to CNN. “We will have no further comment at this time.”