NFL News: Davone Bess arrested for assaulting officer/firefighter

Bess MugshotDavone Bess has been posting strange pictures to social media and now we can add a mugshot to the portfolio. According to CBS in Florida, Bess was arrested at 6:19 a.m. this morning for “assaulting an officer/firefighter” at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Bess missed the last two Browns games this season while dealing with personal matters. The Browns traded for Bess this off-season and gave him a $14.18 million contract with $5.75 million guaranteed. He is set to make just over $3 million in the upcoming season, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to (or allowed to) play between photos showing apparent marijuana use and now an assault arrest on top of it.

The Browns move to bring Davone Bess to Cleveland was frequently referenced as a good move and a no-brainer. Bess has really done a lot in the past year to make this look like a horrendous deal via hindsight.

[Related: The Decomposition of Davone Bess]


  • Steve_Not_Chad

    Weed affects this guy a lot different than most, I assume.

  • mgbode

    Browns WRs should stay out of Florida in the offseason.

  • AndyLReid

    They should really have the Head Coach sit this guy down for a talk. Wait… D’oh!

  • dwhit110

    Well I think this puts to an end the “this is all a rouse to get him out of Cleveland” b.s. Hope Davone gets the help he needs.

  • boomhauertjs

    Maybe he fed a diabetic police horse junk food.

  • Tron

    This is what happens when you legalize Marijuana. This country’s going straight to hell.

  • DCTribeFan

    The excellence of the Three Stooges just keeps on giving.

  • humboldt

    Davone Bess = Patsy for the Republican National Committee

  • nj0

    Marijuana is not legal in Florida

  • nj0

    Everyone should stay out of Florida in the offseason.

  • nj0

    Ah, just realized that’s where Donte did his thing.

  • mgbode

    oh, no. he first stole someone’s coffee and crushed the cup in his bare hand spilling it all over the officer. he then removed his shirt and went into a fighting stance. apparently, just bug-eyed and staring off the entire time before eventually being taken into custody.

  • Wow

    Amazed at what a disaster the Browns have become.

  • Harv 21

    Donte Stallworth says that’s why after a night out you just get in your car and drive home.

  • boomhauertjs

    Someone must have laced his weed.

  • boomhauertjs


  • mgbode

    I think the someone was Davone Bess.

  • And all seasons

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Facts, who needs ’em!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    That poor firefighter clearly where there is smoke there is Davone Fire Bess!

  • PCP. I’m calling it.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    It’s Florida, so we’re just lucky he didn’t devour the police officer’s face.

  • Tron

    I love the headline officer/firefighter. Which was he? Security officer? TSA/NSA? Random figure of authority/Watchdog of the radical imagination? Either way Bess knew something was up.

  • Denny

    Good thing he wasn’t driving too fast.

  • CB Everett

    Blame the “one-armed man”! (insert Bess drops stat)

  • CB Everett

    We are reminded of the gospel of Rick James: Cocaine is a helluva drug.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I just wanna know “Where in the world is Josh Gordon?”

  • Kildawg

    Looks like Bess is clearly gone, and it likely won’t cost the Browns a penny either with Goodell helping of course.

  • Kildawg

    Who does Davone Bess think he is? Bob Marley? We’re lucky he didn’t shoot the sheriff in that case!

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Hopefully the Squirrel Master can keep Nasty Nate from taking his cocktail fruit.

  • Better or worse than Winslow’s latest adventures in a motor vehicle?

  • mgbode

    He was just filming another sequel to Harold and Kumar.

    Winslow goes to Boston Market.

  • Wow


  • Wow

    Very good question it’s not like firemen and cops have the same outfit.

  • left out

    not even close. winslow in full crank mode in a parking lot

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    haha. Yesss. for the win.

  • gct

    Hey guys, real quick – this story is sad, not funny.

  • simond

    what is it with receivers that have ohio connections and south florida?

    davone bess
    donte stallworth – the dui in 2009 and the hot air balloon in 2013
    david boston – a few times, last one in 2011
    chad johnson – headbutting his wife in 2013
    antonio bryant – strangling baby momma in 2012

    i miss anyone?

  • Bluedog93

    Obviously, this is all Rob Chudzinski’s fault.

  • Wow

    It’s true

  • Jim

    Now it turns out that two months before his trade to the Browns, Bess was involved in a similar altercation with the police and hospitalized against his will. That means either: (1) this was covered up from the Browns when they decided to trade for Bess and give him an extension, or, most likely (2) they were aware of the incident and went forward with the trade anyways.

    Assuming it is the latter, how can any fan have faith that this front office has any idea what it is doing? Haslam was correct, this isn’t the same old Browns. This seems to be an entirely new level of incompetence that even Browns’ fans are unaccustomed to.