Titans' WR Britt Suspended One Game For Fort Campbell DUI
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Titans wide receiver
Kenny Britt has been suspended for the team's season opener due to his arrest
at Fort Campbell earlier this summer for driving under the influence.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed
down the one-game suspension Thursday. The Titans open the season in Nashville
against the New England Patriots.
Britt was arrested July 20 for driving under the influence when he
tried to pass through a security gate at the Fort Campbell Army post on the
Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
Fort Campbell said Britt was stopped at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Gate 4
the main entrance.
Military Police officers at the gate were suspicious, and said Britt showed
signs of intoxication during a field sobriety test. An official said Britt
refused a breathalyzer.
charged with DUI and implied consent and then released on his own recognizance.
The vehicle he was driving was impounded, and he was escorted off post.
charge was filed with the Central Violations Bureau in Kentucky, and he was
assigned a court date to appear at the U.S. District Court on post at Fort
Britt was arrested for three separate incidents in 2011 alone, and this arrest makes his eighth incident with police since he was drafted in 2009.
In February, he pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge of disturbing the peace stemming from an arrest in New Jersey. Britt had faced several charges in the June 2011 arrest at a car wash, where police said they suspected him of carrying a marijuana cigar. Police claimed Britt crushed the cigar and disposed of it. It was not found.
He previously pleaded guilty to a speeding arrest in his hometown of Bayonne and had two arrest warrants in Tennessee for inaccurate information on his driver's license applications. Those misdemeanor charges were later dropped.
He met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last August, who chose not to suspend Britt after his repeated incidents that occurred during the NFL lockout.
Britt played just three games for the Titans last season with 17 catches for 289 yards and three touchdowns before hurting his right knee against Denver.
The receiver has been busy strengthening his
surgically-repaired knees over the last few months. He underwent his third knee surgery since tearing his right
ACL last September. He had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in late June.
The Titans removed Britt from the "physically
unable to perform" list earlier this week and added him to the active roster,
although he was not expected to play at the final preseason game against the
New Orleans Saints.