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NFL receiver Davone Bess arrested in Florida after behaving strangely

Ex-Dolphin allegedly was dancing with his pants down prior to confrontation with deputy.
Posted By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- It’s been a rough day for players who have caught passes for the Cleveland Browns…

Former Miami Dolphins and current Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested after he allegedly spilled hot coffee on a deputy and tried to fight him during an incident at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday.

Prior to getting involved with the deputy, several witnesses reported that Bess was dancing and singing with his pants on the ground.

"Bess appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic due to his irrational behavior," according to the arrest report. "He appeared to be looking through me when I was talking to him."

The deputy said that when he approached Bess, the wideout grabbed a cup of coffee and squeezed it until it spilled over the deputy's uniform, then took a fighting stance.

"Fearing that I was about to be battered I struck Bess with my [retractable baton] in the leg, which had no effect," the deputy wrote.

Although he did take off his shirt and resume his fighting position, Bess eventually calmed down when backup units arrived at the airport.

Bess caught 42 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns in 2013.

The 28-year-old NFL player was charged with assault on an officer, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence.


[Sun Sentinel]
[Pro Football Talk]

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