Ex-NFL WR Davone Bess Punished In SWAT Team Standoff Case

3/2/2017 10:48 AM PST

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0302-davone-bess-getty-01Former Miami Dolphins & Cleveland Browns receiver Davone Bess will NOT go to jail after a 2016 incident that culminated in a standoff with the S.W.A.T. team … TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 31-year-old appeared in a Phoenix courtroom Thursday where a judge sentenced him to 1 year probation after Bess pled no contest to endangerment. 

As we previously reported, the whole incident began last June when cops tried to pull Bess over for a routine traffic violation … but he allegedly made a gun gesture with his hands and drove away. 

Officials said Bess barricaded himself inside the home, brandished a knife and threatened to shoot officers. 27 cops — including the SWAT team — responded to the scene. He was finally subdued by a K9 unit that was deployed inside the home. 

Bess hasn’t played in the NFL since 2013. 

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