Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Browns have released troubled wide receiver Davone Bess together with fellow wideout Brian Tyms and linebacker Paul Hazel.
Coming off the least effective 14-game stretch of his six-year career, Bess was placed on the non-football injury list in late December.
The talented Bess, who overcame a rough upbringing to get to the NFL, stirred controversy with a series of questionable Twitter photos.
He eventually landed in a mental health facility after an incident with police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Last year, the Browns shipped their No. 104 and No. 164 picks for Bess and signed him to a three-year deal worth $11.5 million, with $5.75 million guaranteed.
However, the deal was cited as one of the primary reasons that former general manager Michael Lombardi lasted less than one year in Cleveland.
According to sources, NFL teams want Bess to seek professional help and get his life back on track before they will take any gamble.