Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:29am
At some points early in his career, though, it looked like there might be off-field issues that would stand in the way of prolonged success. Those have mostly faded into memory since Marshall arrived in Chicago and he told Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com that they won’t be popping up again in the future even though he knows that nothing will ever be perfect.
“I found that interesting that there is a thought about me reverting back. But I always tell people that’s just part of the journey, especially for a young man given so much freedom, so much fame, so much fortune,” Marshall said. “That’s part of the journey, to make mistakes. But the problem is you make your mistakes in the public’s eye. People look at me like, ‘Is this an act?’ I know you believe in me, but some people will say, ‘Is it an act?’ or ‘It’s only going to last for so long.’ But I’m actually growing, every single day. This is the new me. This is who I am. So there isn’t any reverting back. But I do make mistakes. I’m pretty much still in the same exact situation. I just look at life differently and my approach is different. There’s some things out there I still need to work on.”
The story goes on to say Marshall has been an advocate for mental health issues in recent years and he’s trying to help former Dolphins teammate Davone Bess after Bess had a series of troubling incidents last year that have derailed his career. Marshall also talked about helping younger members of the Bears make their way into the professional ranks, something that didn’t seem like it would be part of Marshall’s portfolio a few years ago. From a fantasy angle, he's as safe a bet as they come at the position. He's currently ranked fourth among our WRs with an ADP of the early second round. We project him for 100 catches, 1,200-plus yards and 12 TDs.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:33am
Bess, 28, was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport around 6:19 a.m. Friday.
According to the arrest report, Bess was walking down the concourse acting, “irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down.”
The arrest report said Bess was asked by law enforcement if he was alright and gave no response. BSO said Bess then took a cup of coffee not belonging to him and squeezed the cup until the liquid poured over the officers uniform.
The story only gets worse from there. Click through to read the full account. Bess may not play again given these antics. He's a solid possession receiver but his recent off-the-field troubles won't endear him to decision-makers around the league.
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 2:48pm
Bess missed practice Thursday and Friday while dealing with a "serious family issue," according to The Plain Dealer. He was listed as questionable on the Week 16 injury report, the story said. Josh Cooper will likely replace Bess in the slot. The Browns could also move around Greg Little and Josh Gordon more to compensate for Bess' absence.
Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm
Browns WR Davone Bess (not injury related, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Bess has a serious family issue. Josh Cooper would likely fill the slot role if Bess can’t play.
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 6:43pm
Friday, September 6, 2013, 6:25pm
Browns WR Davone Bess (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1. Bess is expected to start against the Dolphins and could produce with Josh Gordon sidelined (suspension).
Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6:42pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 7:17pm
Monday, August 5, 2013, 8:28pm
“He is an unbelievable worker to begin with. He’s a student of the game. He really understands the game and understands leverage and how to run routes. He’s got good quickness. Everything that he does is right. He’s a leader by example and a great guy to have on our team.”
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:23pm
The Browns completed the anticipated trade with the Miami Dolphins for Davone Bess and rewarded him with a three-year extension. In exchange for Bess, the Browns moved down seven spots in the fourth round (104 to 111) and swapped their fifth-round pick (164) for a seventh-rounder (217).
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:56pm
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