Former Dolphins Wideout Gets Probation After Arizona Arrest Last Year

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GILBERT (CBSMiami/AP) — Life can be very difficult for pro athletes, especially when their careers unexpectedly come to an end.

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.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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