As the life of NFL wide receiver Davone Bess appears to be spiraling out of control, we are beginning to learn more details about the troubling erratic and violent behavior that he has displayed over the course of the last year.
It all started when Bess was hospitalized against his will after a meltdown that came shortly before the Miami Dolphins shipped him off to the Cleveland Browns.
As it turns out, the Dolphins pulled a dirty move during the trade by not telling the Browns anything they knew about Bess’ condition.
Less than one month before shipping Bess out, the Dolphins learned Bess’s family had him Marchman Acted so he could be evaluated and receive treatment for the emotional or psychological issues that seemed to be troubling him.
But while the Dolphins knew Bess was troubled, sources confirm they took a don’t-ask-don’t-tell approach on the matter when shopping and trading Bess. The Dolphins did not offer information on Bess’s apparent personal instability.
This hurts the few ounces of credibility that the Dolphins had left.
Rather than simply cut Bess loose or offer to help find him the help that he needs, the team tried to get something in return for sending a troubled player on his way.
Now, we see the results.
Bess is at risk of throwing everything away with his multiple run-ins with the law and he is in clear need of someone to step in and get him back on the right path.
Let’s hope that he can find that person to help him get back on the right track, rather than have another organization turn a blind eye to his condition and sending him on his merry way.