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Ex-Dolphin Davone Bess in standoff with SWAT in Arizona

Wide receiver Davone Bess catches this pass in drills during morning practice at Miami Dolphins Training camp in August 7, 2012.
Wide receiver Davone Bess catches this pass in drills during morning practice at Miami Dolphins Training camp in August 7, 2012. Miami Herald File

Davone Bess' sad post-football tailspin continued Monday in Arizona, where police say the former Miami Dolphins receiver barricaded himself in his home for hours after fleeing a traffic stop.

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Bess ultimately surrendered to Gilbert, Arizona, police early Monday morning, according to the Arizona Republic.

The incident began around midnight, when Bess — who had a public battle with mental illness late in his career — eluded police trying to pull him over.

Cops later located him in his neighborhood, but Bess first holed himself up in his car and then his home. SWAT was called out, and, hours later, diffused the situation.

Bess faces three felony charges, the Arizona Republic reports: endangerment, felony flight and failure to stop for a police officer.

The arrest comes two years after Bess, who played for the Dolphins from 2008 through 2012, was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport.

Bess also had a tense standoff with Broward sheriff's deputies in early 2013, when six cops were needed to restrain him. Bess was hospitalized against his will for that incident.

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