Something is clearly wrong with Davone Bess. Before the 2013 season came to an end, Bess was absent from the Browns offense. He had to leave the team due to personal problems. Bess was the talk of Cleveland when the Browns pulled off the last-minute trade with the Dolphins to acquire the sure handed procession receiver.
Then it happened, Bess came to Cleveland and was anything but sure-handed. He dropped some passes last season that clearly could have help the Browns win a couple of more games. He also fumbled a punt that could have help Cleveland hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.
It was all down hill for Bess from there. He never recovered and his problems only got worse. Yesterday Bess posted a photo of himself on twitter with what appeared to be marijuana.
The Browns issued a statement saying, they were aware of the photo posted by Bess and the team was going to handle the situation internally.
Today Davone Bess was arrested in Florida on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport. Something is clearly wrong with Bess and the Cleveland Browns have ignored all the warning signs.
We all know an NFL team isn’t a baby sitter for their players. However there were programs put in place in the NFL to help troubled players. The Browns should have been able to recognize Bess was spinning out of control and reached out to him.
The success of an NFL team depends on the quality of the unit. Many teams spend more time together, than they do with their families. In today’s NFL the players are tempted more often because of the large sums of money they make.
Teams need to have systems in place to help these guys, both on and off the field. In the case of Devone Bess, the Cleveland Browns completely ignored all the warning signs and now this guy that Cleveland was so happy to get is completely out of control.
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