Back in early 2014, former NFL player Davone Bess—who played for the Dolphins and Browns between 2008 and 2013—made a couple really questionable decisions that ultimately played a role in his pro football career coming to an abrupt end. He inexplicably posted a photo of weed on social media in January 2014, and just one day later, he was arrested at Fort Lauderdale International Airport after allegedly assaulting a TSA officer. At the time, reports indicated Bess was dealing with “serious family issues” and the Browns, the team he was playing for at that time, parted ways with him a short time later.
Since then, Bess has managed to keep his name out of the news, but that ended on Monday after he was involved in a bizarre standoff with police in Gilbert, Ariz. According to The Arizona Republic, Bess fled from police who attempted to pull him over during a traffic stop in Gilbert shortly after midnight on Monday and drove to a neighborhood where he lives before barricading himself inside of his car. He then drove to his home, ran inside of it, and barricaded himself again before a SWAT team arrived with a warrant at approximately 4:45 a.m. and entered Bess’ home to arrest him. He was taken into police custody and charged with endangerment, felony flight, and failure to stop for a police officer.
Bess was reportedly involved in a similar incident in 2013. During that incident, Bess barricaded himself inside of his Cooper City, Fla. home, and it took six police deputies to restrain and arrest him. He was reportedly yelling things like “Hide the guns!” and “Where is my weed?” while he was being arrested.
The Gilbert Police Department has not released any additional information about Bess’ most recent arrest at this time.