Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested for assaulting an officer/firefighter on Friday morning, South Florida TV station WBFS reported.
Bess, 28, was taken into custody by police at Fort Lauderdale International Airport at 6:19 a.m.
The arrest comes a day after he posted an image on Twitter of what appeared to be marijuana, indicating he was watching "Cocaine Cowboys," a program about illegal drug use in the 1980s, and wrote the message "We da real dons!" The photo was later deleted.
The NFL confirmed Thursday it was aware of the image on Bess' social media account. The Browns are investigating the matter.
Bess also wrote on Twitter a reference to African-Americans using the N-word. The tweet was also removed. He said during the season that there is never an appropriate time to use the word.
Bess was permitted to return home to Oakland, Calif., for the final two weeks of the regular season with what the Browns described as a "serious family matter."
In December, Bess posted a photo of himself on an outdoor residential deck lighting what could be a joint.
The Browns acquired Bess in a trade with the Miami Dolphins last April and he was given a contract extension, including $5.75 million in guaranteed money. Bess made 42 catches for 362 yards with two touchdowns in 14 games this season for Cleveland.