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Did Dolphins hide Davone Bess' history from Browns?

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10:23 AM ET 01.19 | The Browns are saying nothing, but they must be embarrassed by the Davone Bess saga. That's especially true as the Miami Herald revealed that police had been called to the Florida home of Bess last March because of erratic behavior. He was screaming "hide the guns" and something else about his marijuana. It took six deputies to subdue him and he was hospitalized. Apparently, the Browns were not aware of the incident. Obviously, the Dolphins and Bess had no reason for it to be made public. But this much is obvious: The Browns dropped the ball when doing their homework. The only good thing about the recent arrest of Bess is that the Browns can probably take the $3 million that he's owed for next season off their salary cap. The delay in cutting him is to work through the contract issues -- especially the 2014 guaranteed money. Bess was finished with the Browns when he was sent home after Game 14 due to personal problems. That's even before the tweets with pictures of Bess and what appeared to be marijuana were sent out. But here is what Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland told reporters after Bess was traded to the Browns: "Davone was a consummate professional on the field and a model representative of the team off it through all of his charitable activities. He joined the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent and worked hard to become one of the team's most popular and respected players."

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January 19, 2014  10:30 AM ET

He needs to go to the Jets. He and Kellen Winslow together would be a hoot.

January 19, 2014  10:31 AM ET

Do Your Homework, Bros.

January 19, 2014  10:32 AM ET

Nothing says NFL like "HIDE THE GUNS"!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19, 2014  10:33 AM ET

Do the browns do anything right ?

January 19, 2014  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Do the browns do anything right ?

Ask any Colts fan. They did one thing right.

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January 19, 2014  10:47 AM ET

"The Browns dropped the ball when doing their homework." Weeden, Richardson, Chudzinsky firing, Bess,.... either they do no homework at all or the Dawg Pound ate it....

January 19, 2014  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing says NFL like "HIDE THE GUNS"!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barry Switzer and Aaron Hernandez agree.

January 19, 2014  11:06 AM ET

Looks and sounds like a fine young man. What a bright future.

January 19, 2014  11:09 AM ET

he hasnt been cut yet because of them going through his contract. You cant cut players until after the superbowl. Hey writer, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

January 19, 2014  11:11 AM ET

It's a big boy league with big boy rules. The Browns can't smirk over the Trent Richardson trade and then complain when someone does it to them.

January 19, 2014  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

he hasnt been cut yet because of them going through his contract. You cant cut players until after the superbowl. Hey writer, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

You can cut them (no rule against it). It's just the cap hit....no pun intended.

January 19, 2014  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Looks and sounds like a fine young man. What a bright future.

With that star tattoo on his throat, he could catch JJ's eye, Otis.

January 19, 2014  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing says NFL like "HIDE THE GUNS"!!!!!!!!!!!!

Probably not the best thing to yell out as the cops are arriving at your doorstep.

January 19, 2014  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

With that star tattoo on his throat, he could catch JJ's eye, Otis.

He's got a better chance of catching the eye of some convicted felon named "Slick"...

January 19, 2014  11:31 AM ET

Pardon me for not buying any of what Jeff Ireland is shoveling here.

The weed might explain why Bess was popular with the rest of the locker room.

January 19, 2014  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

He's got a better chance of catching the eye of some convicted felon named "Slick"...

Especially if they end up being bunk-mates.

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January 19, 2014  11:48 AM ET

Maybe he can join Rodman in rehab.

 
January 19, 2014  11:49 AM ET
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This young man is obviously mentally ill.

He needs help, not derision.

I'm glad you're worried about him.

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