The bizarre life of former Dolphins receiver Davone Bess took another turn Thursday when he was sentenced to one year of supervised probation after a no-contest plea to a charge of endangerment in Arizona.
The sentence stems from an arrest last June at his home outside Phoenix. The incident began when police stopped him for driving without his headlights on. Bess, 31, pointed his finger like a gun at officers, pretending to fire it, according to police.
He then fled and barricaded himself inside his house during a standoff lasting nearly five hours. It ended after a K-9 bolted through an open door and bit him on the arm.
In 2014, Bess was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on a charge of assaulting a police officer. According to the complaint affidavit, after passengers said Bess was acting strangely, dancing and singing while his pants kept falling down, he was approached by an officer and spilled coffee on him. The officer reported that Bess appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic and also appeared to be looking through him as they spoke.
At various times, Bess posted photos of himself on social media in the nude and with what appeared to be marijuana. He also was hospitalized in Florida against his will because of his behavior.
Bess, undrafted out of Hawaii, played for the Dolphins from 2008-2012, appearing in 77 games and making 321 receptions for 3,447 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2010, he caught 79 passes for 820 yards and five TDs.
Bess was then traded to Cleveland, where he was given a three-year, $11.5 million deal but played only the 2013 season, finishing with 42 receptions for 362 yards.
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