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Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Posted on: June 9, 2011 1:53 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 2:14 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Kenny Britt must take some perverse pleasure in legal entanglements. Because a day after he pleaded guilty to careless driving in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey, Britt was -- you guessed it -- arrested again. This time in Hoboken where narcotics officers charged him with two counts of resisting arrest.

Britt was issued a summons and will have to show up in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City on June 16, eight days since his last court appearance.

According to, the complaint says Britt "did purposely prevent or attempt to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of force or violence, specifically by refusing to open your hand when ordered to do so then pulling your hand away."

When you've just pled guilty to another offense hours before it only makes sense that you would hassle a cop at the first opportunity, right? Look, we understand that "refusing to open your hand when ordered to do so" ranks right below jaywalking when it comes abhorrent criminal behavior. But here's a thought: if you've just had a run-in with the law, and you're a relatively high-profile athlete (or just tired of getting arrested), open your hand when the police ask you to, you know, open your hand.

Instead, Britt was charged with using his body "to push away from the officers" and pulled his arm away "while not allowing the officers to handcuff" him.

To recap: the Titans' best receiver can't get separation from law officers who probably haven't played competitive sports since high school. You know, it's not too late for the team to reconsider re-signing Randy Moss.

In related news: Ray Lewis, upon hearing the latest, nodded knowingly, and continued to preach of the impending Armageddon crime spree if the lockout isn't promptly resolved. We've been warned.

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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 2:32 pm

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Britt is no saint, but this sounds like some 'roided up cops didn't like his tone, and when they found nothing wrong, they had to invent something.

This begs the question, why were they handcuffing someone who did nothing wrong?  Instead of stealing public funds and taking helicopter rides, why doesn't the idiot governor fire the crooked cops.  That would save millions in both salary and benefits as well as lawsuits.  No wonder no one trusts the police.

Since: Feb 11, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 2:29 pm

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Ray Lewis is an idiot.  If idle time causes millionaires to become hoodlums, then we've got bigger issues than a lockout on our hands.  If an athlete can't stay out of trouble with the law, it has nothing to do with the lockout and everything to do with the character of the person.
With the US unemployment rate fluctuating between 8-12%, it's amazing that the streets aren't rampant with hoodlums and thugs according to Mr. Lewis' logic.  He essentially asserts that he and many of his collegues in the NFL are not civil or bright enough to function in a normal society.

Unfortunately, there are numerous professional athletes that have no other profittable life skills and when the game is not there for them to play, they have no positive way to apply themselves in society.  We pamper and cater to athletes from the time they are in middle school and many truly see themselves as above reproach.   

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 2:24 pm

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

He needs to see Chris Rock's video on "How To Not Get Your A** Kicked By the Police".  Or perhaps he's seen it and got it backwards.

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 2:20 pm

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

This is why I am losing intrest in the NFL.  Nothing but a thug thing. 

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