Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess (15) reacts after missing a pass during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Davone Bess arrested in Ft. Lauderdale for assault


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has been arrested in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is charged for assaulting an office/fire fighter.  He was picked up by law enforcement at the Ft. Lauderdale airport.  The past football year has been varying levels of disastrous for Bess and this is the worst of it to this point.

After what seemed to be a smart trade to acquire the receiver from the Miami Dolphins for about 50 spots in the NFL Draft last year, a move called a steal by many critics, Bess has dropped the ball on and off of the field.  Although difficult to prove, Bess has taken multiple pictures and videos from his instagram account that gave the appearance he was smoking marijuana either in the picture or was acting as he had just done so recently.

Bess ended his season two games early for personal reasons, which have not been explained to this point.  The local media knows, but out of respect for Bess in what is apparently an extremely serious situation with his family, they have not divulged what they know.  It will be interesting to see if that changes in light of the events of the past two weeks.  Considering what Bess has overcome in his life to get to college and the NFL, the hope is that he does not throw it all away with this type of behavior and he gets the help he needs.  The Browns have only said they are gathering information on the situation, but have not commented about any action they might take.

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  • Sam Gold

    I wonder what Haslam is thinking right now with his personnel people having picked a player from GB with a torn ACL, Bryant with a heart problem, Bess with a psychological problem and Kruger with a sacks problem. A Miami reporter interviewed on the Fan told them that this info (Bess’ arrest) was readily available from a cursory internet search at the time of arrest records in Broward (sp?) county. Attention to detail, a touted strong suit of this FO (e.g., analytics) , seems to be less than thorough.