GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) Former NFL wide receiver Davone Bess has pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawful flight from a law-enforcement vehicle near his suburban Phoenix home.
The 30-year-old Bess was arraigned Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
According to charging documents, Bess was stopped by police in Gilbert on June 19 for driving without his headlights on.
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The documents say Bess pointed his finger like a gun at officers and moved it up and down as if pretending to fire a weapon.
Police 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 by a SWAT team.
Bess played for the Dolphins from 2008 to 2012 and the Cleveland Browns in 2013.