Titans receiver Britt arrested after police chase in New Jersey

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7:36am
Staff reports

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested Tuesday and charged with one felony and two misdemeanors following a car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., according to reports.

Police said Britt was driving a blue four-door Porsche when police clocked him driving more than 20 miles over the speed limit. Britt, who had a passenger, allegedly tried to elude officers who attempted a traffic stop.

Charges against the 22-year-old, who was the Titans’ first-round draft pick in 2009, are eluding a police officer (a third-degree felony), lying to an officer hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function (misdemeanors). 

An officer tried to pull Britt over for speeding but he accelerated and moved through traffic before exiting the highway. Britt and passenger Jerel Lord were then allegedly seen walking from the parked car on a local street. Britt denied being the driver of the car and Lord tried to run before being apprehended, according to police. Lord faces three charges: resisting arrest, obstructing governmental function and marijuana possession.

Both men were released from police custody later Tuesday night and await a scheduled court hearing.

This isn’t Britt’s first run-in with the law. The 22-year-old was arrested for three outstanding traffic warrants in January of 2010. He was then involved in a bar fight in Nashville in October. He wasn’t charged, but former Titans coach Jeff Fisher benched him for the first quarter of a game. Just a couple months ago, Britt was charged with theft-by-deception, a misdemeanor, after he was accused by two bail companies of not following through on paying the bail money for a friend who had been arrested.

Britt was selected 30th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft and has 84 receptions for 1,476 yards and 12 touchdowns in two years for the Titans. Last year, he had 42 catches for 775 yards and led the team with nine touchdowns. 

14 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 4/13/11 at 8:16

Is anyone surprised? It's common knowledge that the Titans are a bunch of idiots.

Fans will forgive the moron once he catches a TD pass. Yawn.

By: TITAN1 on 4/13/11 at 9:02

JG, I mean gd, you could move to South Carolina.

By: gdiafante on 4/13/11 at 9:24

See exhibit A (titan1).

By: luvslife51 on 4/13/11 at 11:50

sure...like every other NFL fans do....TD and forgive...nothing new here

By: shinestx on 4/13/11 at 12:21

Oi vey!! Goes to show that these idiots are nothing more than overgrown boys who can't really handle their responsibilities to society like being a role model for millions of children, including too many blacks who don't even have a father figure. Sadly these days, for me to respect any professional athlete it is a departure from my usual attitude toward them. I say "sadly" because it has taken so much of the enjoyment for the game away... but I do not need these jerks to be perfect.

By: Bill117HD on 4/13/11 at 1:17

What do you expect when they are so over paid. Drive expense cars, do what they what and now want more money. They are past being spoiled. Just think, the avg. family can't even afford to go to a game because of what they demand to be paid and you wonder

By: courier37027 on 4/13/11 at 3:02

One hastily assembled, positive spin, public relations piece on "Titans All Access" of Kenny Britt ringing a Salvation Army bell will have MIKE KEITH and Plaz telling us Britt is a character guy. TITAN1 will be lapping it up.

By: NewYorker1 on 4/13/11 at 3:06

Is Britt cute? If so, then I forgive him. There's two types of men that I like 1. a cute rich one and 2. a rich cute one. LOL...

By: TITAN1 on 4/13/11 at 3:22

courier, don't you have a marathon to run?

By: courier37027 on 4/13/11 at 3:40

...and when I say Plaz has an opinion, add Daunic as a staunch supporter of same. Heaven forbid Willy ever has an original, or worse, a contrary opinion than that of Plaz. That's right, Director.

By: TITAN1 on 4/13/11 at 3:47

courier, you always cut them down, so why do you listen? BTW, did you give up marathons?

By: FNUT45 on 4/13/11 at 11:06

If these so called professionals are going to continue to act like children, treat them like children. When I misbehaved, my parents took something, when these "under contract" professionals misbehave, take away some "serious" money! Write the clauses into their contracts, make a mistake and you will pay for it - just like a five year old!

By: titansfb on 4/14/11 at 7:52

I am sure every team in the NFL has a "Britt" or "PacMan Jones" we just don't here about the others cause we don't live in their area. So before you start saying that TN Titans are nothing but thugs you need to research other NFL teams and see how many players have run ins with the law. I think you might be surprised to find out that every team in the NFL has a "problem player or two". Not that it makes it right, and I feel they should have consequences for their actions, but I am tired of hearing mediocre fans say Titans are nothing but "thugs" when one of them lands in trouble. I don't ever hear or see any of you give props to players who actually do good in the community and else where. Y'all only want to comment when something bad happens. Typical fair weather fans.....
Go Titans!!

By: TITAN1 on 4/14/11 at 8:51

titansfb, you will have to excuse courier and gdiafante, they are very bitter. I think one has run too many marathons and the other doesn't want to be in Nashville.