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'Irrational' Browns receiver arrested

MIAMI — Browns receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct. All are misdemeanors.

Bess, 28, was at an airport "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down," according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report. Soon after, a deputy said, Bess took a cup of hot coffee from a counter and squeezed it, "which caused the cup to break with the liquid going all over my uniform," then took up a "fighting stance."

Bess, who missed the final two games of this season for personal reasons, was released on $100 bail.

Meanwhile, the Miami Herald reported that six officers were needed to restrain Bess during an incident at his home in March that ended with him being hospitalized against his will. Bess screamed, "Hide the guns," "Where is my weed," and "I want to get in the end zone; throw me the football," according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Police had not disclosed the incident to the public.

Miami interviews Buc: Dennis Hickey, the Bucs' director of player personnel, interviewed for the Dolphins' general manager vacancy. Hickey, who has been with the Bucs for 18 seasons, is the seventh candidate to interview.

Lions: Ravens defensive backs coach Teryl Austin was hired as defensive coordinator.

Packers: Kevin Greene, whose 160 sacks are third all time, resigned as outside linebackers coach to spend more time with his family.

Redskins: Jim Haslett will remain as defensive coordinator.

Titans: Chargers tight ends coach Jason Michael was hired as offensive coordinator.

'Irrational' Browns receiver arrested 01/17/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 9:15pm]

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