The Miami Herald reported Sunday that the Dolphins were aware of personal problems involving wide receiver Davone Bess in March, approximately a month before trading him to Cleveland.
If so, the reputation of former Miami General Manager Jeff Ireland could take a serious hit in NFL personnel executive circles. It may also have a lingering impact on the team’s reputation. Bess has been involved in two incidents over the past week, including battery on an officer at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
Bess also sent out a picture of himself standing naked over social media. That follows two other pictures sent of himself from the past four months in which he appeared to be using marijuana. However, the reports by The Herald indicate that Bess’ problems and possible links to marijuana go even further. In the March incident, Bess had to be restrained at his home and police indicated a strong smell of marijuana coming from the bedroom of his home.
Bess was eventually hospitalized for observation and his mother flew to South Florida to help her son.
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