Browns WR Davone Bess Arrested For Assault
by Allen Kim
Jan 20, 2014 2:35 AM EST
We’re less than a month into the offseason for teams that missed out on making the playoffs, and we already have our first notable NFL arrest. CBS Miami reports that Cleveland Browns WR Davone Bess was arrested at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida on multiple charges earlier today, one of which was for allegedly assaulting an officer.
An arrest report notes that Bess appeared to be “be under the influence of an unknown narcotic due to his irrational behavior,” and he was “acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down.” The report also states that Bess took a cup of coffee and squeezed it until it poured over an offer’s uniform. He then took a “fighting stance” toward the officer while removing his shirt. He has been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer obstruction without violence.
“He appeared to be looking through me when I was talking to him,” the arresting officer wrote.
If Bess had his way, he would probably take back the last five or six months of his life. He had his worst season as a pro, recording career lows across practically every major receiving category. He only caught 42 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns, averaging only 25.9 yards per game and 8.6 yards per catch.
It was just the other day that he posted a picture to his Twitter account which showed marijuana on a table along with the documentary Cocaine Cowboys playing on a screen in the background. The NFL is currently deciding whether or not to take action against Bess for the photo.
After spending the first five years of his career with the Miami Dolphins, he joined the Cleveland Browns this season. However, with his latest transgressions and poor play, it’s hard to see him sticking around. Bess missed the last two games of the regular season due to “serious family issues,” and that may have contributed toward these two unfortunate incidents.