The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported late Friday that Bess has been dealing with personal issues for some time, including insomnia, and was trying to catch a flight back home to seek help.
That jibes with the police report from March 11, 2013, unearthed by The Miami Herald.
On that night, BSO was called to Bess' home. When the first deputy arrived, he observed several large males trying to restrain an agitated Bess. The deputy noted that he smelled a strong smell of cannabis coming from the master bedroom.
Bess was trying to throw the men off him, and was incoherent, according to police. That's when he started screaming about guns and drugs and football. He made no sense, according to police, and even efforts by fire rescue to sedate him were unsuccessful.
Finally, a half-dozen cops were finally able to pin him down. Bess was then Marchman Acted -- or hospitalized without consent. He was taken to Memorial East Hospital for observation.
Earlier in the day, Bess' mother, Chinell Carpenter, flew in from California because she received a call that her son was not acting like himself. She said then that Bess had not slept in three days and was going through some serious personal issues. Carpenter added that Bess had no prior psychiatric history and was on no medication. ...
But he and the coaching staff had a falling out in late 2012, and the Dolphins ultimately traded him to the Browns during draft weekend in 2013. Those close to him say he has since had trouble at home.
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