Former Miami Dolphin Davone Bess arrested after police standoff

By The Sports Xchange  |  June 21, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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Former Miami Dolphins receiver Davone Bess is facing felony charges after a standoff with police at his home in Gilbert, Ariz.

Bess was stopped by police in the Phoenix suburb on Sunday night for driving without his headlights on and became uncooperative. Police say he pointed his finger like a gun at officers and later fled to his home, where he barricaded himself in his car and waved a knife before eventually ignoring the orders of police and entering his home.

A SWAT team was called and entered the home and Bess was arrested.

He faces felony counts of endangerment, unlawful flight and failure to stop for a police officer. The 30-year-old Bess was released on $2,500 bond on Monday night.

Bess caught 363 passes for 3,809 yards and 14 touchdown passes in six NFL seasons. He played with the Miami Dolphins from 2008-12 before finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2013.

His best season was 2010 when he had 79 receptions for 820 yards and five touchdowns.

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