Posted January 17, 2014

Davone Bess arrested for assault of an officer at airport

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Browns receiver Davone Bess had career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns receiver Davone Bess had career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter Friday morning, according to CBS Miami.

Bess, 28, reportedly was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport around 6:19 a.m. Friday. The arrest report — via Cleveland.com — alleges Bess “appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic due to his irrational behavior.”

He posted $100 bond and was released from the Broward County Jail, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office via Cleveland.com.

Bess came under scrutiny this week after posting a photo on his Twitter account with what appears to be marijuana.

The Browns said in a statement, via Cleveland.com: ”The team is aware of the photos and looking further into the situation and will deal with the matter internally.”

In that same Cleveland.com report, league spokesman Greg Aiello declined comment on any possible punishment for Bess.

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Bess, who signed a four-year, $14.18 million contract with the Browns last offseason, finished the season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list, reportedly while dealing with a family issue.


28 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

Assaulting an "officer/firefighter"? Does this guy do both? Even if the penalty is the same for assaulting both it seems to be unconnected to the story.  A lot of times these cops deserve the 

a​ss kicking, but I'll reserve the judgement until more facts are known.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I'd say he's having a very bad week.

BarrySoetoro
BarrySoetoro

Wait a minute----you can assault an officer at an airport and get off with a $100. bond.Don't tell me about any "racism" BS in the legal system.

DAN B1
DAN B1

Welcome to the waiver wire, Devone Worst

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Assulting an officer.... 99% of the time it's Bull Bleep ! 

majority of the time the officer is the one whom makes the first contact.. unless an officer has bruises or  is bleeping its always a crap charge because you would not follow thier instructions or god for bid decide to question them in any manner... Majority of cops are messed up anyways and i will always  paint them with the same brush because the goods  knows whom the bad apples are and they refuse to step forward.... allowing them to walk our streets arm with the power to govern over citizens.... cops cant have it both ways... they will not tell on bad cops but expect the citizens to tell on each other.... lol

rh2000
rh2000

Not a real bright individual it seems!  

jazynaz
jazynaz

$100 bail for assaulting a police/fire officer?  i'm surprised it doesn't happen more often, if you can get out that cheaply.  this guy is circling the drain at record speed.  say good-bye, nfl.

marsblackmon
marsblackmon

How to get released from the worst team in the league 101. C'mon, you'd resort to this too.

tbost4321
tbost4321

He's melting down faster than silicone implants in an overclocked tanning bed

muser
muser

Where are all the pot lovers who were supporting him yesterday? Please tell us how the weed makes you calm and mellow again.....

bawgs
bawgs

@marsblackmon The Browns are not the worst team in the league. They are sending 5 to the Pro Bowl and are a QB away from being respectable.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

@muser He wasn't high on marijuana. Any odds you name. Seriously, have you ever smoked it? Seen anyone high on it? You do not fight. You laugh. Wait until the report comes out.

Visionz311
Visionz311

@muserThis just proves you have no idea what you are talking about.  Whether he smokes or not, that had nothing to do with his actions here.  That's just him being stupid.  Are you really that ignorant?

berdosux
berdosux

@muserDumb!  Does it say he was high on weed?  It doesnt even say he was on anything just that they suspected he was because of his actions.  I doubt if he was high they would let him out on bail...

EarlMalmsteen
EarlMalmsteen

@muser Yeah, we should ban alcohol too! Oh wait, nobody has ever done anything stupid because of alcohol. Nevermind.

berdosux
berdosux

@bawgs@marsblackmonWorst team for the longest time.  Just because this year you were only the 6th worst team doesn't really help your cause.

muser
muser

@EarlMalmsteen That's your argument? What about all the many benefits of weed? Sorry...lame argument