According to the Miami Herald, Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was hospitalized against his will 10 months ago prior to being traded from the Miami to Cleveland after apparently being hopped up on drugs.
Six BSO deputies were needed on that night to restrain Bess, who was screaming, “Hide the guns,” “Where is my weed,” and “I want to get in the end zone; throw me the football,” according to the incident report.
According to the arrest report, here’s what happened on Friday:
Early in the morning, Bess was seen strangely walking down the airport concourse “acting irrationally” — singing and dancing with his pants falling down.
When BSO’s Thomas O’Brien, who works the airport detail and was in uniform, approached Bess, the Cleveland Browns wideout crushed a cup of coffee on him and got into a fighting stance.
O’Brien, fearing for his safety, struck Bess in the leg with his ASP (baton). It apparently had no effect, because Bess took off his shirt and got back into a fighting stance.
Finally, after backup arrived, Bess surrendered and was taken into custody. The deputy believes Bess, who was later released on bond, was on drugs at the time of the incident.
“He appeared to be looking through me when I was talking to him,” O’Brien wrote.