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Browns’ Davone Bess arrested for battery on an officer


Browns receiver Davone Bess was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida early this morning.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed on its website that Bess was arrested at the airport this morning and taken to the Broward County main jail.

Late in the 2013 season, reports surfaced that Bess was dealing with personal problems, and shortly after those reports surfaced, the Browns placed Bess on the reserve/non-football illness list. Bess has drawn attention twice recently for posting photos on social media that appeared to show marijuana. The Browns confirmed on Thursday that they are looking into the latest photo.

The 28-year-old Bess played his first five NFL seasons in Miami before he was traded to the Browns in 2013. He caught 42 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns last season.