Kenny Britt Posts About Retiring from NFL on Facebook, Blasts Roger Goodell

Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt has been in the news more than any other player during the lockout, and for all the wrong reasons. In April he took police on a car chase before walking away from the car and denying it was him. Then the day after he pleaded guilty to careless driving, he was charged with resisting arrest. Something must have happened on Monday because Britt wrote on his facebook that he was going to retire from the NFL. Here’s a picture of his status posting via cazzball on twitter:

That post has been deleted and Britt reportedly apologized on Facebook, but his comments about Goodell are already out there. I have no idea what prompted his posting and I don’t believe for a second he’s going to retire, but he only has himself to blame for his problems. Maybe he was told he’ll be facing a suspension when the season gets underway. It really is a shame that Britt keeps getting into trouble because he was one of the best receivers in the NFL when healthy last season, and he’s letting all his talent go to waste. Just like another guy about whom we just wrote.

UPDATE: Britt deleted the post and claimed he was hacked. According to Newark Star-Ledger writer Brendan Prunty, Britt followed up on Facebook writing:

Change of HEart.. My family is always here for me. I made mistakes and i am sorry i am going to change and become a better person and mentor for all my young fans.. I will accept any penalty like a man.. my fbook was hacked with those past 2 status’s.. i am not retiring and do not have any hate toward the commissioner.”

It sounds as if Britt’s handlers got a hold of him quickly and encouraged the apology and excuse. It also sounds like Britt’s post was made out of frustration over a potential conversation with Roger Goodell regarding possible punishments for his off-field arrests.

Kenny Britt Charged with Resisting Arrest Day After Careless Driving Plea

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was sacked by the LBS Nut Bag in April for his police chase in New Jersey. It was the sort of tale that would make Mr. Toad jealous as it featured equal parts of high speeds, drug use, and typical denial. On Tuesday, Britt pleaded guilty to careless driving (that’s one heck of a euphemism for leading cops on a chase … but I digress). Now here’s the best part: a day after his guilty plea, the dude got into some more trouble.

According to The Jersey Journal, Britt was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence, obstructing a government function and resisting arrest. He allegedly crushed a cigar containing marijuana in order to hide it from police before he was collared. Here are the specific details from the event:

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Kenny Britt Sacked by the LBS Nut Bag for Leading Police on Car Chase

If we were taking bets on which NFL wide receiver would be the next one to get arrested, I’m pretty sure I would have thrown money on Kenny Britt. If you run such a deranged pool, step on down because you can now collect your winnings. FOXSports.com reported late Tuesday evening that Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was arrested on three charges after leading police on a chase in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey.

A sergeant at the Bayonne police department confirmed the arrest to LBS and told us Britt was charged with eluding a police officer (a felony), lying to an officer hindering apprehension, and obstructing governmental function (both misdemeanors). According to the police report which was described to LBS over the phone, Britt was doing 71mph in a 50-mph zone when an officer tried to stop his vehicle. Britt, who was driving a blue Porsche, kept driving and began weaving in and out of traffic. He later exited the freeway, and when police caught up to the vehicle, both Britt and his passenger were walking away from the car.

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Kenny Britt Fined for Showing Support of Vince Young with Towel

The Titans lost to the Colts 30-28 last week but came through with a backdoor cover. Receiver Kenny Britt played his first game since hurting his hamstring in week seven and decided to use the stage to show support of Vince Young who’s done for the season because of thumb surgery. Though Young was Britt’s quarterback, the move was not an enlightened one given Vince’s standing with the organization. Not only did that seem to be a slap in the face of coach Jeff Fisher, but it also was costly.

Britt was fined $5,000 for wearing the towel with the writing on it for the first half of the game. Britt says he wanted to show support of his “big brother” and maintains that nobody wants to bring a Super Bowl to Tennessee more than Young. I’m guessing Fisher is glad the NFL took care of the matter for him because he can’t be happy about it.

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Kenny Britt Hamstring Injury Will Hurt Titans Immensely

It’s been an eventful year for Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt. The second-year man from Rutgers was coming off a decent rookie campaign and an off-season and preseason full of disappointment. Despite Jeff Fisher threatening to bench him, Kenny stepped up after Justin Gage got hurt and promptly caught fire.

Britt scored in five straight games, including a record-setting performance against the Eagles. In the week seven matchup, Britt caught seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns, establishing himself as Tennessee’s biggest threat in the passing game. He was living up to the expectations of being a first-round draft pick and giving the Titans another offensive weapon aside from Chris Johnson. Unfortunately for Tennessee, Britt suffered a hamstring injury against the Chargers and will likely be out a significant amount of time.

Tennessee is now 5-3 and second place in an extremely competitive division. With the amount of stacked teams in the AFC, losing Britt for an extended period of time (it could be the whole season), will be detrimental to Tennessee’s playoff hopes. To me, Britt’s injury ranks as costly to a team as any other injury that has occurred this season and could be the reason they miss the post-season.

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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.