HOBOKEN, N.J., - Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been arrested in New Jersey. The arrest comes just one day after Britt pleaded guilty to careless driving.
Narcotics officers made the arrest at a car wash in Hoboken. Britt, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Hoboken Detective Sergeant Sam Williams said two plainclothes officers were in line to pay when they detected the smell of marijuana. They suspected the former Rutgers star was carrying a marijuana cigar and attempted to apprehend Britt.
He allegedly resisted and tried to dispose of the cigar, which was not found.
Police said Britt used his body "to push away from the officers" and pulled away his arm when they attemped to restrain him with handcuffs.
A complaint obtained by The Jersey Journal said 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."
Britt was charged with one count of a disorderly persons offense and one count of resisting arrest. The latter carries a possible sentence of 3 to 5 years in prison if convicted.
He was not charged with possession of marijunana.
Britt was released on his own recognizance.
The Titans receiver was ordered to appear in court to face the charges on June 16.
This is his sixth run-in with the law since he was drafted in 2009.
Britt pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving just one day before. He was arrested in April after taking police on a chase that ended in a New Jersey town. He was charged with eluding the officer, hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function.
Bayonne Police Chief Robert Kubert said they clocked Britt driving 71 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone.
When they turned on their lights and sirens, he took off. Officers said Britt was driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic on a busy highway.
He eventually pulled off and tried to leave his Porsche on a residential street. When officers caught up with him, he told them the vehicle wasn't his. When police questioned him about his Tennessee plates, the Titan's star admitted it was his car.
Britt was never booked into jail, but he was ordered to attend a court hearing. Police arrested the passenger in the car and charged him with drug possession. Investigators said they found marijuana on him.
Britt was fined $478 after entering the guilty plea through his attorney.
Last August Britt was accused of punching a man at the Karma Nightclub in Nashville, but was not charged. In January of 2010, he was also arrested in New Jersey for failing to pay $865 worth of traffic fines.
(The Associated Press and The Jersey Journal contributed to this report.)