NFL D-lineman Malik McDowell — the guy who fought police in a gas station convenience store — has been ordered to wear a brand new piece of jewelry … an alcohol monitoring bracelet.
The 23-year-old defensive tackle recently missed a routine alcohol test in connection to his DUI case … and the judge was so upset about it during Wednesday’s hearing, he ordered McDowell to be fitted with a SCRAM device.
The SCRAM — which stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring — is usually strapped to the ankle and continuously tests the skin for traces of alcohol in the body.
A bunch of stars with alcohol-related issues have been fitted with SCRAM devices in the past … from Lindsay Lohan to Tracy Morgan.
We’re trying to find out if McDowell is banned from consuming ANY alcohol — or if there are exceptions.
As we previously reported, the 6’6″, 300 pound lineman was arrested back in February after he got violent with a police officer during a routine traffic stop.
In surveillance footage obtained by TMZ Sports, you can see McDowell get physical with the cop … even after the officer deploys his taser on the NFL player.
Cops say McDowell “had a strong odor of intoxicants emanating from his persons” — and later said his BAC was .189, more than twice the legal limit.
McDowell was eventually charged with 2 counts of felony assaulting and resisting, 1 misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license.
His court date to begin trial — if the case makes it that far — is set for late October.
McDowell was a 2nd-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft — but he was released in 2018 … and hasn’t signed anywhere else.
He was a stud during his college days at Michigan State and clearly has tons of potential — but he hasn’t been able to keep his life together off the field.