GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) – Former NFL wide receiver Davone Bess was sentenced Thursday to one year of supervised probation after pleading no contest to an endangerment charge in Arizona.
The 31-year-old Bess originally had pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawful flight from a law-enforcement vehicle near his suburban Phoenix home last June.
Gilbert police stopped Bess for driving without his headlights on.
Police say Bess pointed his finger like a gun at officers and moved it up and down as if pretending to fire a weapon.
They say Bess then fled the scene and drove home, failing to pull over for a marked police vehicle that had its lights and siren on. He was later arrested.
Bess played for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2012 and the Cleveland Browns in 2013.
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