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Cutting ties

March 5, 2014 - Mike McLain
CLEVELAND -- The Browns finally parted ways with troubled receiver Davone Bess Wednesday, ending another troubling chapter in team history.

Bess was acquired from the Miami Dolphins in a trade during last year's draft. The Browns also received fourth- and seventh-round picks in exchange for fourth- and fifth-round picks.

Bess quickly became a problem in several ways. He was among the leaders in the NFL in dropped passes. Off the field emotional issues led to him being placed on the reserve non-football injury list for the final two games of the season.

Near that time Bess posted photos on his twitter account of him smoking what appeared to be a blunt. There was also a photo of marijuana in a personal Instagram. On Jan. 17 Bess was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale airport for causing a disturbance and assaulting an officer.

The Browns had been supportive of Bess since late last season, but his release changes that situation. The team owes him $3.07 million in guaranteed money from a contract that was re-worked after the trade, but there is reportedly language in the deal that allows the Browns to decline paying him if it's because of off-the-field issues.

Bess finished last season with 42 receptions for 362 yards and two touchdowns.

In addition, the Browns waived receiver Brian Tyms and linebacker Paul Hazel.

 
 

Article Comments

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insider

Mar-06-14 9:43 AM

The Union will get him his money so he can then move to Colorado and cook his brains legally. Anyone, who would buy eight dollar beers and $20 parking to watch clowns like him play, have a lot of missing brain cells too. Stay home and support the local economy instead.

 
 

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