Kenny Britt Likely to Face Charges from Bar Fight, Chris Johnson was ‘Peacemaker’
It’s too bad that after scoring touchdowns in four straight games, Kenny Britt had to get involved in another incident this week. The second-year receiver from Rutgers has really stepped up after Justin Gage got hurt and become a premier red zone target in Tennessee. It’s a nice change for Britt who was plagued with drops issues and false start penalties in the preseason. In fact, his preseason issues were so bad that coach Jeff Fisher threatened to deactivate him on game days. But just when Britt seemed to be turning the corner, he got into trouble.
Britt was involved in a bar fight at Club Karma in Nashville early Friday morning. 26-year-old Harold Pointer says he was beat up by Britt, “Kenny sent the other guy over to hit me, and once he hit me Kenny came over. Someone told me he was hitting me with bottles, I don’t know because I was defending myself. But I know Kenny was hitting me upside my head.’’Pointer added that he is likely to press charges in the matter.
Britt was excused from practice Friday by coach Jeff Fisher who is currently giving his receiver the benefit of the doubt, meaning it’s possible Britt will play this weekend against the Eagles. Witnesses say Britt was looking to fight so that would contradict Fisher’s stance. As for star running back Chris Johnson? Pointer said he “wasn’t involved in it at all. He was like a model citizen, trying to get us to squash it, trying to tell us to let it go.’’ CJ didn’t give himself the nickname “every coach’s dream” for nothing. Maybe Britt could take a cue from him.