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Davone Bess arrested at airport on multiple charges

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday morning for allegedly assaulting an officer at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

NFL Media obtained the Broward County Sheriff's Office police report of the matter, which indicates that Bess faces three charges in all, including disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer. Bess posted $100 bond and was released from jail later that morning. 

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Friday morning. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport on Friday morning. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)

A TSA officer wrote in the complaint affidavit that several passengers at the airport reported strange behavior from Bess. He was dancing and singing, with his pants repeatedly falling down. Bess was then approached by the officer, at which time Bess squeezed his cup of coffee in order to spill the liquid on the officer, according to the report. Bess proceeded to take a "fighting stance" toward the officer and take off his shirt. The officer said Bess appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic.

A Browns spokesman told NFL Media that the team was "aware of the situation and currently working to gather more information."

It's the second time this week Bess has been in the news. The team already was looking into a photo posted by Bess on his Twitter account Thursday that appeared to contain marijuana. The tweet has since been removed from Bess' account. He posted a similar picture on his Instagram account in December, which got him some negative attention.

The Plain-Dealer reports that Bess has been dealing with serious family issues. Bess left the team with two games left in the regular season and was placed on the non-football/reserve list.

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