McDowell was involved in a verbal altercation with an employee at the SL Lounge. The employee claimed McDowell still owed money for bottle service a table and parking at the club. McDowell disagreed.

McDowell was allowed to re-enter the club but was thrown out after dumping out bottles delivered to him into a bucket of ice after the initial verbal altercation. Officers reporting to the incident detained McDowell and said pepper spray was pulled out but not used.

McDowell has not played at all this season after suffering a concussion from an ATV accident in the offseason. The Seahawks drafted McDowell in the second round of last year's NFL Draft.