CBS Miami Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter Friday morning. Bess, 28, was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport around 6:19 a.m. Friday. According to the arrest report, Bess was walking down the concourse acting, “irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down.” The arrest report said Bess was asked by law enforcement if he was alright and gave no response. BSO said Bess then took a cup of coffee not belonging to him and squeezed the cup until the liquid poured over the officers uniform. The arresting officer said Bess then took a fighting stance and the officer hit the football player with his ASP in the leg, but it had no effect. The officer said Bess then took off his shirt, again took up a fighting stance, and refused repeated orders to get on the ground. Once back-up units arrived, Bess surrendered and was taken into custody. The arrest report said Bess appeared to “be under the influence of an unknown narcotic due to his irrational behavior.” “He appeared to be looking through me when I was talking to him,” the arresting officer wrote.” Bess was charged with simple assault on an officer/firefighter/EMT, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer-obstruction an officer without violence. Bess, now with the Cleveland Browns, has drawn extra scrutiny in recent days after posting a picture on his Twitter account with what could be marijuana, a drink of some kind, a cigar, with the television on the documentary the Cocaine Cowboys, according to CBSSports.com. The NFL is aware of the picture, but NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to say what the league may do about it, according to CBSSports.com. A source told Cleveland Plain Dealer beat writer Mary Kay Cabot that Bess was dealing with a serious family issue back home in Oakland. Last December, Bess posted a separate picture that showed him lighting up something on his desk. Bess missed the last two games of the season last year after leaving the team for personal reasons. He had a league-high 14 drops last season and had more than 28 yards receiving in just three of 14 games played in 2013, according to CBSSports.com. Bess began his career as a Miami Dolphin but was traded to the Browns before the current season. The Cleveland Browns receiver was released a little before 11 a.m. Friday. On his way out of jail, Bess told CBS4′s Joan Murray that he is happy to be out of jail and when asked what he is going to do next, Bess replied, “Get back to helping kids all over the world.” Bess was the Miami Dolphins’ 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner which honors excellence on the field as well as volunteer and charity work.
It has been a rough week for Browns wide receiver Davone Bess, first he tweeted a picture of a marijuana nugget with the caption “We Da Real Dons” while watching the documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” which caused a ton of scrutiny. Now he has been arrested for assaulting an officer at the airport, and he must have been on some sort of narcotic, because the officer’s taser had no effect on Bess. I wonder if anyone is going to feel comfortable with Davone Bess working with their kids again, which seems like his life’s work outside of football, or if he will be a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2014? I have a feeling that Bess will be entering rehab within the next few days, or even hours, because these antics make him look a lot less like a good guy who participates in charity. I wonder if stories will begin to leak about irrational behavior by Bess from other passengers on his flight, because he must have been high on the plane, or gotten high during the flight to be acting like that in the airport. Davone, The Miami Dolphins called, they want their 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year award back.