Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested early Friday morning for assaulting an individual at the Ft. Lauderdale airport.
According to CBS Miami, Bess accosted an officer/firefighter, and was taken into custody at approximately 6:19 a.m.
Bess’ arrest comes on the heels of him posting pictures of a blunt, some marijuana and a glass of tequila to his Twitter account in the waking hours of Thursday morning.
The Browns placed Bess on the non-football illness list for the team’s final two games of the 2013 season. He has been dealing with family issues in Oakland all year, which, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer have taken a heavy toll.
The Miami Herald has filled in more details about Bess’ arrest. He was charged not only for assaulting a Broward County sheriff deputy, but also for disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest without violence.
Following is an account of the incident, via the Herald:
Early Friday morning, Bess was seen strangely walking down the airport concourse “acting irrationally,” singing and dancing with his pants falling down.
When BSO’s Thomas O’Brien, who works the airport detail and was in uniform, approached Bess, the Browns wideout crushed a cup of coffee on him, and got into a fighting stance.
O’Brien, fearing for his safety, struck Bess in the leg. It apparently had no effect, because Bess took off his shirt and got back into a fighting stance.
From there, backup arrived and Bess was taken into custody. The deputy believed Bess to be on drugs, saying the NFL player was “looking through” him.
Bess has since been released on bond.