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Davone Bess arrested in Arizona after barricading himself in his house


The strange off-field life of former Dolphins and Browns wide receiver Davone Bess took another turn Monday, when he was arrested in Arizona after he fled police from a traffic stop and barricaded himself in his home from cops until the SWAT team extracted him.

According to Danielle Quijada of the Arizona Republic, Bess fled a traffic stop just after midnight, but Gilbert police officers found him driving in his car in his neighborhood. After initially barricading himself in his car, he made a dash into his house, and refused to come out. A warrant was obtained to enter his home around 4:45 a.m.

He’s now held on suspicion of three felony charges: endangerment, felony flight and failure to stop for a police officer.

While details are scarce, it’s reminiscent of an incident in Miami when he was with the Dolphins, when it took six officers to remove him from his home while he screamed: “Hide the guns,” “Where is my weed,” and “I want to get in the end zone; throw me the football.” He was hospitalized against his will following that incident.

The 30-year-old Bess was released by the Dolphins thereafter, and landed with the Browns for part of one season, but they shut him down just before the end of the season, with what they’d only call an “illness.”