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Britt is no choir boy
Britt is no choirboy
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick and tired of these NFL players breaking the law.
Take Titans receiver Kenny Britt.
Britt is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Again.
He seems to always be on the fringe when an incident occurs. Britt would have you believe he is some angel that trouble seems to shadow.
Britt was back home in New Jersey when he showed up at a hospital in the early morning hours Sunday. He was accompanying a stabbing victim who first told police he was Britt’s brother. It was later explained that they were not biological brothers, but called each other brother.
I’m not sure Genealogy.com experts could solve that mystery.
Britt refused to cooperate with authorities, but after lawyering up, claimed he would cooperate. If he were innocent of any wrongdoing, why would he not cooperate from the start?
Again, it’s an all too familiar pattern for Britt, and a number of NFL players like him, that insist on going home and running with the wrong crowd. Britt is not a leader. He is a follower who chooses to follow the wrong people at the wrong times.
Former Titans player Pacman Jones had to learn the hard way that he must abandon that thug lifestyle and surround himself with people who truly have his best interests in mind. Britt needs to cut the ties with those people who will never leave the ‘hood and create an atmosphere that often leads to prison, or a morgue.
It’s not like Britt hasn’t had previous problems with the law. He was arrested in late July when he was charged with DUI after trying to enter Fort Campbell Army post in the wee hours with a female soldier in his car.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Britt for the season opening game.
If Britt were some All-Pro receiver who made one bad decision, it would be different.
Meanwhile, Britt continues to claim he has matured and changed.
Really? You expect Titans management, players and fans to swallow that?
Between injuries, operations and suspensions, Britt has never come close to living up to his first-round draft status. Every time he would show what he was capable of on the field, he would suffer an injury and be out for extended time. He had knee surgery earlier this year and was slow coming back from that. Meanwhile, other receivers were developing while Britt stood on the sidelines.
At 3:28 a.m., Jersey City police responded to a fight at a party. They found nothing, but later Britt showed up at a hospital with the stabbing victim. At 4:57 a.m., police responded to a report of gunfire at an apartment in the same building where the stabbing allegedly occurred. Police were still investigating as of Monday.
Britt has one year left on his current contract, which will pay him $1.34 million next season.For me, next season would be the final straw for Britt. I would keep him on a tight leash until he proves he can stay out of trouble.
I think Britt is more con artist than choirboy.
Britt has a choice. Take the right way, or the highway.