Kenny Britt a wanted man in Nashville

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (L) scores a touchdown defended by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Jacob Lacey during their NFL game in Indianapolis December 6, 2009. REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)

The Nashville Tennessean reports that Titans receiver Kenny Britt is now a wanted person in Nashville for outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

According to the report, Britt allegedly made inaccurate statements on his driver’s license applications on two occasions. If he doesn’t surrender himself to the state of Tennessee, he is “subject to arrest,” although his attorney Jonathan Farmer says Britt will cooperate.

“When he gets back he is going to cooperate fully and we are looking forward to getting that resolved in a quick manner,” Farmer told the Nashville Tennessean. “He takes it seriously and is looking forward to getting it resolved.”

Considering Britt has been involved in at least seven incidents with the police since the Titans drafted him in 2009 (which includes a resisting arrest charge last week in New Jersey), it would appear that the young wideout doesn’t take anything seriously. Instead of being responsible during the lockout, Britt has taken the opportunity to get into more trouble. Had he bothered showing up to a players-only workout last week, he would have avoided being arrested in New Jersey.

Britt will eventually have to decide whether or not he wants to play professional football. He certainly has the talent to succeed, but the league has a way of weeding players out who would rather play off the field than on it. JaMarcus Russell is a perfect example of this and while a guy like Pacman Jones is still in the NFL, he certainly hasn’t lived up to his first-round status.

At some point, Britt will have to make a choice between his football career and being a malcontent.

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Kenny Britt arrested again, charged with two counts of resisting arrest

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt drags Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry into the end zone for a score during the first half of their NFL football game in Kansas City, Missouri December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

On Wednesday, Titans receiver Kenny Britt was fined $478 after pleading guilty to a careless driving charge stemming from an arrest in New Jersey last April.

And…I…was…shocked. A $478 fine and four points added to his driver’s license? After he was arrested on three counts (including a felony) following an alleged car chase with police? Seriously?

Even though those charges were reduced before he received his punishment, talk about one of your all-time smacks on the wrist. But I said to myself, “Anthony, just wait. He’s a fool. There’s going be an opportunity where he screws up again. Just be patient.”

I didn’t have to be patient very long because Britt was arrested yet again on Wednesday night by New Jersey narcotics officers and charged with two counts of resisting arrest.

That’s right, on the same day he was let off easy for another crime, he pushed away from officers and wouldn’t submit to handcuffs. He’s been charged with a minor disorderly persons offense as well as a third-degree crime, which apparently carries a possible sentence of 3-5 years if convicted. (“If convicted” – ha! Like an athlete would ever be convicted of a crime outside of dog fighting and shooting himself in the leg while in New York.)

Just to be clear, I have nothing against Britt personally. I don’t want to see Britt be a nuisance to society – I just figured he would try to be again.

And why wouldn’t he? He was charged with a felony, saw his charges reduced, and then got away with a slap on the wrist after police officers chased him in his vehicle. If I were him, I would think I were invincible and that I could do whatever the hell I wanted because I was an athlete and the same laws that apply to everyone else don’t apply to me. Then I’d go out and get in trouble again because hey, what’s the worse that could happen? Another $478 fine and a few points on my license? Psshaw.

The Titans better hope this lockout ends soon or else this kid is going to get into more trouble. He has no organization in his life right now and certainly no boundaries. What’s interesting is that had he just been present at a players-only workout on Wednesday instead of committing crimes in New Jersey, this incident would have been avoided. But apparently Britt has no clue about…ah…what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh, right: Responsibility.

Kenny Britt 10th player arrested since the NFL lockout began

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) reaches out to try and catch a pass, as San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver (27) watches, in the first half of their NFL football game in San Diego, California October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

According to a report, Titans’ receiver Kenny Britt was charged with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer/hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function. Per the report, eluding an officer is a third-degree felony, while the other two charges are misdemeanors.

Britt is now the 10th player that has been arrested since the NFL locked out its players on March 11.

According to a police report, the incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when Britt was clocked driving his blue Porsche at 71 mph in a 50-mph zone. When an officer attempted to enter the roadway to stop the vehicle, the Porsche accelerated and began weaving in and out of highway traffic. The Porsche then exited the highway and was spotted on a local street with Britt and Lord walking away from the vehicle.

The officer ordered them to stop and began questioning Britt and Lord, both of whom denied being in the vehicle. At one point during the interview, Lord ran away on foot, but he was apprehended a block away by a pursuing officer.

Britt, who was recognized as a Titans player, admitted that the Porsche was his after being asked by the officer about the Tennessee plates on the vehicle. Britt, however, claimed he wasn’t the driver.

It goes without saying that not all NFL players are upstanding citizens. Many of them are young, rich, stupid and have too much time on their hands, and Britt (22) is one of them. Some players also think they’re invincible and don’t have to play by society’s rules, which is a recipe for disaster and this lockout is only making the situation worse.

It’s painfully obvious that some guys need the discipline, structure and direction that the league provides. I realize there are 1,600-plus players in the NFL and not all of them are running around like it’s spring break in Cabo, but 10 arrests since March 11? Clearly teams are suffering from not being able to keep an eye on certain players and the Titans are one of them.

This is just one more reason why the lockout needs to end soon.

Comment Starter: Do you think Britt will receive any jail time?

Comment Ender: Is he a professional athlete? Yes? Then: Hahahahaahahhohohohoheheheheeheheheahhhhhh…to your question.

This has suspension written all over it, but it depends on what the police find in their investigation. If he does miss time, it’s really going to hurt his draft stock, which was slowly on the rise after his productive yet injury-riddled 2010. Suspended players are often great values on draft day. Steve Smith 1.0, Santonio Holmes and Ben Roethlisberger are a few examples of players whose stock was overly depressed on draft day. And all three came back to help fantasy owners for the remainder of the season.

With regard to Britt, he’s not as trustworthy (football-wise) as those aforementioned players. He has shown up to camp out of shape and has a long history of injury for a second-year player. If he’s docked four games, he better have a plan in place to stay involved in team activities or his 2011 will go sideways fast. His ADP is sitting in the middle of the 5th round, so I suspect that will drop into the 8th or 9th with a suspension looming. Fantasy owners aren’t afraid to take chances on high upside guys in the middle rounds, but they are reluctant to use a “starter” pick (typically Rounds 1-7) on a player in Britt’s situation.

Looking at the big picture, if Britt misses time, this will be an opportunity for Jared Cook and/or Damian Williams to establish themselves as a major part of the Titans’ passing game. Cook was already garnering sleeper status and this will only serve to pump up his stock this offseason.

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