The Browns say they will look into controversial photos that were posted Thursday on wide receiver Davone Bess‘ Twitter account, Pat McManamon of ESPN.com reports.
The photo, one of many that Bess has posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts since he left the Browns after the 14th game of the season — showed what appeared to be a cigar and a brownish green substance in a baggie atop a cell phone, with the word “Jah” on the face of the phone.
The image was posted at 7:20 a.m. At 10:56, Bess posted another photo of himself with what looked like a cigar in his mouth with this comment: “4evaThxful! If us see mi n traffic it all Gud’! #1 yah mon!” Bess is Rastafarian, and the religion’s members smoke pot as part of their worship. In Rastafarian culture, “Jah” means “God.”
The photos have since been deleted from Bess’ account.
Also in the tweet was a television which showed an image of drug kingpin Griselda Blanco, who served nearly two decades behind bars in the United States for drug trafficking and three murders. Blanco, known as the “Godmother of Cocaine,” was shot to death in Colombia in 2012. Marijuana remains on the NFL’s list of banned substances and is still illegal in many states.
The Browns merely said the team is aware of the photos and would deal with the situation internally.