Browns wide receiver Davone Bess, as has been widely reported this week, is troubled. And as the Miami Herald reported this week, he was troubled before the Dolphins traded him in April 2013 to the Browns.
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, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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, according to multiple sources.
Another source confirms the Dolphins did not offer information but did tell the Browns to “do their homework.”