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Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

Posted on: April 13, 2011 1:11 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Kenny Britt must not think the personal conduct policy will be in effect anytime soon because, according to multiple reports, he was arrested on Tuesday for evading police after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Bayonne, New Jersey.

According to TMZ, police officers pulled Britt over for speeding around 4:30 PM on Tuesday, and Britt allegedly declined to be pulled over and sped off from the scene.

A few miles down the road, Britt allegedly pulled over and he and his passenger attempted to "flee" the scene ... by foot. TMZ says that "officers arrested him for alleged possession of marijuana and resisting arrest."

Britt has, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, also been charged with "evading to police, lying to police."

This all appears to be in the "allegation stage" at the moment, until there's a firm set of charges and an acknowledgement from someone close to Britt. (That gets a little tricky what with no contact from the Titans.)

But, provided the charges are correct, it's not the first time that Britt's had a run-in with the law. In 2010 Britt was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants (also in New Jersey) and then had an incident at a night club that inspired far too many CSI:Nashville jokes when Jeff Fisher decided to do a little investigation himself.

But Fisher won't be snooping around here, and neither will anyone involved with the NFL, because of the lockout. But you can bet that once the labor issues get taken care of, one of the things Roger Goodell will address is Britt's status for 2011.

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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:36 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

Are NFL players required to get arrested?



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:18 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

I'm in no way racist, would no way compare this to race, but the statement below in itself is idiotic.  All you are saying is that the ratio of good to bad is 1 to 1.  If I told you 50% of any race commit crimes, you'd say something has to be done, it doesn't matter if it's white, black or green for that matter.  The true problem lies within the rules of the league.  These guys are already troubled obviously coming in, you give someone that has a sketchy past with no education money, and it's a recipe for disaster.  Putting race aside, it's time the NFL and NBA step up and mandate a LEGITIMATE bachelors degree as a requirement for the job.  If they have no interest in anything but the sport, make them take Economics so at the very least when they retire they will gain an education in how to make their money last, so that they don't have to file for bankruptcy.  THe bottom line is, the underlying problem is education.  It doesn't have to be a good one, heck really all your doing is buying time to make these kids grow up.  Obviously some go the full 4 years, but I think if they want to enter a professional league, it should be looked into exactly how much effort they have to put into these classes they are taking.  It's time the league shoulder a little bit of the blame.  If my job requires I have a bachelors degree or more, why can't the NFL?



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:18 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

I guess the Titans, after they look at all of the legal issues at play here (drugs, evading policy, etc.), should also check into why their top WR couldn't outrun a cop.  I guess he has not been keeping up with his training in the off season.

Big question, can the NFL suspend all of these players who are getting arrested if there is no CBA?  I guess they are still under contract, so I would think yes.  But I can also see a decent lawyer talking his way around the lack of personal conduct policy right now and arguing that they cannot punish him after the fact with a new policy.  Should be interesting.



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:13 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

One of the dumbest things you can do when getting pulled over is try to run. The chances of getting away are close to zero, and as long as a bit of weed was all he had (making the assumption) you won't get arrested, you get a fine. Now he is arrrested for fleeing and speeding and possession AND it got way more negative attention than the smaller "possession" charge would have gotten.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:09 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

The mere fact that a significant amount of athletes who get involved in dangerous activity are blacks, is not a reflection of the behaviour of all blacks. For every foolish black player you can name, I can name a black athlete who is an good bloke. You say Charles Rogers, I give you Myron Rolle. You say Randy Moss, I say Shaun Alexander. I could go on as long as you could go on.
I feel it's more likely a reflection on all these guys becoming "instant millionaires" as others have said, and indulging in everything they see. It's a problem here, and everywhere, regardless of race or even class. You give a man many millions with no checks and balances, he's likely going to go wild.
My two cents.



Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:08 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

Some might call that good police work, he did have marijuana and was willing to evade police, so i guess the officers were right in assuming a stop was needed....OH by the way he was speeding, maybe he should have been a lil more cautious knowing he was dirty.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:07 am
 

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Britt can play the race card / profiling angle and with some connected nfl player attorneys, he'll beat the rap easily.



Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:06 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

I love Jay Glazer's report of "lying to the police" as a charge.  LOL, cmon lying to the police is not against the law, not smart but not illegal. Unless we are talking about false information to a police officer which is a charge but must be based on relative information, like giving a false name. Get some facts straight before reporting these stories.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:06 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

its called racial profiling. because he was black and driving  a REALLY NICE CAR!! the cops decided lets fuck with him.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:00 am
 

Report: Kenny Britt nailed for eluding cops in NJ

What Keny Britt did was stupid but to lament how is a "bad guy" and "white players will never do things like this" is pure garbage. White people throw the race card around just like black people you guys just don't see it because of you're white and you think you can get away with it. Stop throwning criticism around all the freaking time, dam!!!


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