Ex-NFL player pleads not guilty to unlawful flight charge

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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.

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.