Davone Bess hops on a radio show in Miami and seems, at first blush, to provide all other athletes with an inventive way to cut an interview short...
The Jorge Sedano Show asks Bess about deciding not to give up his #15 jersey to Brandon Marshall and here's the response from Bess:
"Oh, man. I kind of thought that was over with... hold on one second, man, there's an accident that just happened right in front of me, man. I'm sorry. (Proceeds to provide this crystal clear play by play) Yeah, man. Ah, man. Yeah, man.
I respect B. Marshall he's an awesome player... everything wasn't really about the money.
It took a lot of hard work for me to overcome what I went through in that number so I had to keep fighting and striving."
Host tries to follow up about the sentimental value of the number and gets this in response:
"Hey, hey, I'm sorry. I gotta call 9-1-1, man. Can I call you guys in like 5 minutes? I apologize. I'll call y'all right back. I gotta call 9-1-1 for this man. I'll call you back."
Actual accident or creative way to bail on an interview?
Bess actually does call the show back shortly thereafter saying everything was okay at the accident scene.
So why is there lingering unfulfillment that he was actually being a good samaritan instead of a creative question dodger? Maybe next time.