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Former Warrior star Bess could face discipline for posting photo

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:53 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2014

CLEVELAND » Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has posted a potentially incriminating photograph on his Twitter account that could jeopardize his future with the team — and possibly lead to NFL discipline.

Bess, who capped a disappointing first season with Cleveland by missing the final two games for personal reasons, posted a photo this morning on his Twitter page of a small package containing what appears to be marijuana. Some of the green-and-brown colored substance is out of the bag and on a table. The photo has since been deleted.

A Browns spokesman said the team "is aware of the photos and looking further into the situation, and will deal with the matter internally."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had no comment beyond saying the league was aware of the photo.

This is the second time a photo associated with Bess has brought him under scrutiny.

Last month, a photo posted on his Instagram account showed Bess sitting on an outdoor deck and lighting a cigar or possibly a marijuana joint while he sat next to a picture of reggae legend Bob Marley and with a Rastafarian flag draped around the wide receivers' shoulders.

The Browns traded for Bess on draft day last year, swapping picks with Miami to acquire the dependable slot receiver. Cleveland's front office immediately signed the 28-year-old to a three-year, $11.5 million contract extension through 2016. That deal includes $5.75 million guaranteed and Bess is scheduled to make $3.06 million in 2014.

Touted as a sure-handed receiver, Bess finished with career-lows in catches (42) and yards (362) for the Browns, who went 4-12 and fired coach Rob Chudzinski hours after the season finale against Pittsburgh. Bess also hurt the Browns with several drops and he muffed a punt in Kansas City that snuffed out a possible upset of the then-unbeaten Chiefs.

When Bess didn't appear at practice on Dec. 19, Chudzinski said the player was dealing with "a personal matter." Two days later, the Browns placed Bess on the reserve/non-football illness list, citing personal reasons.

The likable Bess, who was a star receiver at Hawaii, was always accessible to the media during the regular season and willing to discuss not only his struggles but the team's as well.

Bess spent five seasons with the Dolphins. He caught at least 51 passes each year and had his best season in 2010, when he had 79 receptions for 820 yards and five touchdowns.

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TTPwr wrote:
I guess if he was playing for Denver or Seattle no problem now.
on January 16,2014 | 10:23AM
palolo2001 wrote:
Very good comment.
on January 16,2014 | 12:01PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
NFL - "Hey man what's that stuff in the pic?" DB - "Nothing man, just some funky tobacco." NFL - "No way man, that's some weed, come on just admit it" DB - "Nope" NFL - "You better or the NFL will go all A-Rod on you." DB - "Nope" NFL - "We know its dope man" DB - "Prove it." End of discussion.
on January 16,2014 | 10:24AM
lwandcah wrote:
You can take the boy out of the country but...
on January 16,2014 | 10:27AM
kainalu wrote:
Bess is from Oakland, which actually has a part of town known as "Oaksterdam" - where medicinal pot stores line the street.
on January 16,2014 | 10:51AM
But what?
on January 16,2014 | 11:05AM
false wrote:
If true, there is only one word to describe what he had done……Stupid!
on January 16,2014 | 10:30AM
gobows wrote:
Cut him
on January 16,2014 | 10:32AM
Slow wrote:
Amputate him!
on January 16,2014 | 10:41AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Waterbong him!
on January 16,2014 | 10:53AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
Vaporize him!
on January 16,2014 | 12:54PM
BigOpu wrote:
Stone him!
on January 16,2014 | 03:11PM
kainalu wrote:
Hanabata, BIK, and BigOpu - Touché!
on January 16,2014 | 03:40PM
kispest wrote:
You can't fix stupid.
on January 16,2014 | 10:32AM
ehrhornp wrote:
Perhaps stupid laws can be eliminated. Stand for freedom! This is not a free country when you cannot use a substance that was given to us by God on the third day of creation. Orwell is spinning in his grave.
on January 16,2014 | 10:57AM
paniolo wrote:
on January 16,2014 | 10:33AM
ezridah wrote:
i guess college smarts..lol. and real life smarts are two different types of smarts ! wotd...consequences
on January 16,2014 | 10:37AM
fairgame947 wrote:
Unfortunate as Davonne is one of a handful of players who do so much for the community and gives back even to our community. I hope it all works out for him to the positive. We don't know all the circumstances so we maybe shouldn't judge until we do.
on January 16,2014 | 10:49AM
inverse wrote:
How about don't be stoopid enough to allow your picture taken with pa ka lo lo? Don't know if that is worse than Anthony Weiner aka Carlos Danger taking a selfie of his junk and sending to a woman over Twitter while he was trying to get elected as Mayor.
on January 16,2014 | 11:03AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yeah, I thought he was showing a good work ethic and maturity at Miami. Too bad but not too late!
on January 16,2014 | 12:25PM
ezridah wrote:
he was forced to that by his virtual girlfriend
on January 16,2014 | 01:20PM
808comp wrote:
I guess when you start to make big bucks you think you can get away with anything.
on January 16,2014 | 10:50AM
ehrhornp wrote:
What exactly is he getting away with? Stupid laws need to be eliminated. Call your representative and senator and demand that they vote to fully legalize marijuana. We don't need big government running our lives.
on January 16,2014 | 10:59AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Good afternoon my enabling friend. He's a good guy just used poor judgment.
on January 16,2014 | 12:24PM
ehrhornp wrote:
How old is he? Not like he is the first to show bad judgement. But what is the big deal? They should just legalized pot and then it will be treated like booze. No big deal unless you do something real bad which is the way it should be.
on January 16,2014 | 03:42PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yup, thats always your answer, throw away the rule so no one is wrong.
on January 16,2014 | 07:52PM
droid wrote:
ehrhornp makes a good point, though. Why is it wrong to post a photo of yourself smoking a dube? Should they fire all NFL players photographed drinking a Miller Lite?

Same principle.
on January 17,2014 | 12:31AM
ehrhornp wrote:
How stupid is it to be in trouble for using a substance that was given to us by God on the third day of creation. This country will wake up one day and stop funding a prison industrial complex second to none. What a waste.
on January 16,2014 | 10:55AM
salsacoquibx wrote:
hey he's a rasta following his religion...lol! If that works
on January 16,2014 | 10:59AM
juscasting wrote:
Drug test the photo on TWITTER, yeah das it!
on January 16,2014 | 12:43PM
iwanaknow wrote:
junk in his trunk?
on January 16,2014 | 01:54PM
sak wrote:
Don't ask, Don't tell, Too!
on January 16,2014 | 02:00PM
Wazdat wrote:
Really did he not learn ANYTHING in school. wow
on January 16,2014 | 02:37PM
berrygood wrote:
Sorry to hear Colt Brennan screwed himself up with the stuff and now his receiver is doing the same..Guess the Doobie brothers just can't stand prosperity..Just telll me why post a picture that you KNOW will get you in deep trouble?
on January 16,2014 | 02:41PM
50skane wrote:
Kid better snap out of it, no player is that indispensable..better remember where he came from. Otherwise he might find himself looking for a new home.
on January 16,2014 | 03:30PM
lokela wrote:
I would have thought he had some brains. Guess not. Sad. Kids looked up to him. Hope he enjoyed his football career. Better yet hope he invested or saved some of that dough he made. If not we probably find him on some street someday. Broke.
on January 16,2014 | 04:15PM
Rickyboy wrote:
Up in smoke...
on January 16,2014 | 09:12PM
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