Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Possibly echoing the rest of the NFL’s feelings, Hudson County (N.J.) prosecutor Edward DeFazio told the Tennessean today, “I’m tired of Kenny Britt.”
By that, I mean, “I’m tired of hearing about Kenny Britt get arrested over and over again."
At the same time, DeFazio said, you can’t make a bigger deal about the latest charges (tampering with evidence, obstructing a government function and resisting arrest) against Britt simply because it’s Kenny Britt.
That’s why those three charges were downgraded in court today to disorderly person offenses. Which obviously is good news for Britt, who’s been arrested six times since he was drafted in 2009. (He’ll also have to turn himself into Nashville police once he returns to that city for two outstanding warrants).
If Britt is convicted of his latest downgraded charges, it’s possible he could receive up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine, DeFazio told the paper. But it’s unlikely he’ll do any jail time, though he could receive up to three years probation.
But eventually, if these lesser charges continue to add up, DeFazio might be forced to press for a larger punishment.
“At some point, that would enter into the evaluation process, definitely,” DeFazio said. “That point may be coming. But to be fair, the evidence in this case really is not appropriate for a presentation to the grand jury. It doesn’t rise to that level.”
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