Ex-NFL player and Miami Dolphin Davone Bess arrested after standoff in Phoenix-area home

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 13:44:31-04

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- Former NFL player Davone Bess has been arrested after a standoff with police at his suburban Phoenix home.

Gilbert police say Bess fled a traffic stop in Gilbert early Monday.

Police Sgt. Jesse Sanger says Bess barricaded himself in his car and then his home.

Sanger says a SWAT team entered after obtaining a warrant.

Bess is being held on one felony count each of endangerment, flight and failure to stop for a police officer.

Police did not say why he was initially stopped.

The 30-year-old was released as the Cleveland Browns wide receiver in 2014 after less than a year.

While in Cleveland, he was arrested for assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Bess also played for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2012.