The Browns announced this morning they have cut ties with receiver Davone Bess. It's not a surprise; Bess missed the final two games of the season for "personal reasons," and in January was arrested for assaulting an officer during a breakdown at a Florida airport. If the man needed help before, he's not about to get it now.
Bess has suffered two frightening incidents over the last 12 months. The first���for which he was hospitalized for substance-abuse treatment without his consent���was kept quiet by the Dolphins, and the Browns may not have been aware of it when they traded for him a month later and signed him to a deal with nearly $6 million guaranteed. Bess checked himself into treatment after the second incident.
Below, our story from January on how Bess went from talented receiver to baggage-laden washout in under a year.