Kenny Britt due in court, accused of breaking promise to pay bail

Titans receiver Kenny Britt is facing more legal trouble, with a court date in Jersey City on Thursday, where he’ll face charges of theft-by-deception for not coming through on a promise to pay bail money for a friend who had been arrested in January 2010.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that two bail bond companies say Britt convinced them to bail out his friend Albert Robinson, who was facing charges of hindering apprehension and weapons offenses. According to those two companies, which have the interesting names of Boss Bail Bonds and Bails Bails Bails, Britt promised that he would pay back the bail money and never did.

Britt is accused of “creating or reinforcing a false impression by stating in open court that he would pay the bail amount,” according to the complaint.

Five months after Britt got him bailed out, Robinson was arrested and charged in the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Jersey City.

Britt’s off-field problems in 2010 included an arrest for outstanding traffic warrants, a misdemeanor citation for driving on a revoked license and a bar fight that got him benched for the first quarter of a game.