Report: Dolphins hid Davone Bess’ issues before trading him to Browns


The Miami Dolphins did not inform the Cleveland Browns about Davone Bess’ instability before trading him during draft weekend in 2013 according to a report from the Miami Herald.

While the idea of trading players and not informing the receiving club of issues is not new, it continues to add to the poor reputation of former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and extends to the Dolphins.

In a statement released by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross he listed integrity as something the Dolphins wanted in their new general manager.

“This individual also must be a person with integrity who is open-minded and creative.”

In recent weeks Bess has used social media to show photos of what is believed to be marijuana as well as naked photos of himself. Last March Bess was “Baker Acted” in Florida meaning he was sent to a psych ward without his consent due to concerns about his wellbeing.

After a largely disappointing season in Cleveland, Bess missed the final two games of the Browns season for “personal reasons.”¬†Bess finished the year wirth 42 catches for 362 yards and two touchdowns.