DAVIE, Fla. Davone Bess has tattoos on his back honoring his hometown Oakland As and Golden State Warriors.
As for the Oakland Raiders, that wouldnt have been such a good idea.
If I wasnt playing football, I definitely would have gotten one, the Oakland, Calif., product said of a Raiders tattoo.
So the Miami Dolphins wide receiver wont have to face Oakland on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium wearing the opposing teams logo.
Growing up, Bess was fan of the silver and black. He attended games at the now-named O.com Stadium whenever he could get his hands on tickets.
I grew up literally like five minutes from the stadium, Bess said. I was a pretty big fan. Tim Brown, Napoleon Kaufman, Rich Gannon were my favorite players. Wed get tickets from the local YMCA sometimes. Theyd hand them out. I couldnt afford to go to the games (otherwise).
Then came the 2008 draft. The Raiders, like every other NFL team, passed over Bess, who had played in college at Hawaii.
It was a big mistake by the ...