Summer Is Coming: Browns WR Davone Bess's Arrest Tells Us Crime Season Is Nigh
I don't know that anything positive comes out of one human being shooting another human being, other than the killer (if caught) being put behind bars before he can kill several more human beings.
However, when Aaron Hernandez did the perp walk from his house to the police car last summer in the wake of his being arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd, it did provide the brain food for me to invent the Fantasy Crime League concept.
The simple concept of eight owners each picking four NFL teams and then getting credit for crimes committed by team employees throughout the offseason has major potential. For fantasy enthusiasts and people living in cities with shitty baseball teams, the Fantasy Crime League might be what sustains us this summer.
And we were reminded yesterday that summer is indeed coming.
If Fantasy Crime League season is the main feature, then let's consider every crime committed between now and the Super Bowl to be part of the trailer. Which brings us to wide receiver Davone Bess; his act on Twitter on Thursday and subsequent arrest on Friday gave us a small tinge of the recklessness that envelopes the offseason, a trail of weed flakes rolling right up to the police blotter, like a stoner version of Hansel and Gretel.
Now, if you missed it, you won't find the tweet in question on Davone Bess's Twitter account (@davonebess) anymore. it's been taken down, which is a sure sign that his employer (the Cleveland Browns, for now) and possibly the league had an issue with it. Fortunately, once a picture is up on Twitter, it's pretty much up there somewhere forever.
First, here is the text of Bess's tweet:
We da real dons! pic.twitter.com/AdlYCuCsEK— Davone Bess (@davonebess) January 16, 2014
And here is a retweet of the picture in question, the one that in the mind of Bess epitomizes "da real don" life that he so proudly proclaims to be repping in his tweet:
A few observations on the content in this picture: