Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested at a Florida airport for allegedly assaulting an officer.
Bess, who left the Browns late in the season to deal with personal issues, was taken into custody by police at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
He was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to a Broward County Sheriff’s department report.
According to the report, Bess appeared to be “under the influence of an unknown narcotic,” and was “looking through” the officer as he spoke to him.
Bess posted $100 bond and was released from jail late Friday morning, an information officer for the sheriff’s department confirmed.
A Browns spokesman said the team is “aware of the situation and currently working to gather more information.”
The incident was the latest in a series of troubles for the Browns receiver, who was also being investigated for a photo that he posted on Twitter depicting a possible banned substance.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello also had declined to say what the league may or may not do about the photo.
The photo, posted on Bess’ official twitter account, @davonebess, shows a small bag of a greenish-brown substance that reportedly looks like marijuana, and more of the substance spread on the table.
The photo also contains what looks like a cigar, similar to the one in the photo posted by Bess in December on his since-closed Instagram account, a beverage of some kind and a 5-hour Energy drink.
The photo Thursday was one of a series of Tweets removed from his account.
Bess missed the final two games of the season for personal reasons and was placed on the non-football/reserve list.
After the Browns acquired him, he received a contract extension through 2016 worth $11.5 million, including $5.75 million guaranteed. He’s due to make $3.067 million next season.