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Britt allegedly crushed blunt to hide from police, charged with tampering with evidence

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The reasons behind Kenny Britt’s arrest on Wednesday are becoming more clear.

Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reports Britt allegedly “crushed a cigar containing marijuana” to hide it from the narcotics officers that approached him.  That explains why officers approached him in the first place, before he allegedly resisted arrest.

Wyatt writes that Britt was charged with tampering with evidence, and obstructing government functions in addition to resisting arrest.  Police did not find drugs on Britt; they just suspected them.

Britt pleaded guilty this week to charges that stemmed from an April incident where he sped away from officers, then parked his car and walked away from the vehicle.

Britt is scheduled to appear in the Central Judicial Processing Court in New Jersey at 1:00 p.m. on June 16.

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  1. whitemike55 says: Jun 9, 2011 3:43 PM

    :)

    Signed, Texans/Jags/Colts fan.

  2. packerfaninfl says: Jun 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    LOL NooB! He should have ate it….Problem solved!

  3. zoxitic says: Jun 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    Titans 2011 3-13

    (In an 8 game season – 1-7)

  4. kevo126 says: Jun 9, 2011 3:47 PM

    i wonder how much money the government could make off of nfl players if they legalized weed and started to tax it.

  5. jm11890 says: Jun 9, 2011 3:48 PM

    idiot

  6. eagles247 says: Jun 9, 2011 3:50 PM

    What a turd.

  7. tombrookshire says: Jun 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    Can’t believe in this day and age, cops are still trying to arrest and imprison guys for smoking a little weed. Maybe he shouldn’t have been driving, but with all the major crime that goes on, without punishment, especially the white collar type, I am not paying the police to bust a guy for smoking weed. He didn’t hurt anyone!

  8. cutthajokes says: Jun 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    Damn Kenny, you just wasted a blunt!

  9. rowbear says: Jun 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    Sometimes you need to lock people like this up for their own good. They just don’t get it or understand what they are potentially tossing away. It’s sad.

  10. seahawkhuskyfan says: Jun 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    A guy like Britt needs to hire a smart person to be by his side 24 hours a day. He just needs to admit that he is not smart, and hire somebody to keep him out of trouble. Somebody smart would start a babysitting service for these idiots.

  11. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    He’ll be let off the hook… yet again…

    And then he’ll be arrested… yet again.

  12. jamalsagod says: Jun 9, 2011 3:57 PM

    Too bad you didn’t get your butt to Tenneessee. Parents are almost always right. Hopefully you have a chance to figure this out at some point.

  13. medtxpack says: Jun 9, 2011 3:59 PM

    shoula left the tip on, Five O never suspect a black and mild….haha

  14. trbowman says: Jun 9, 2011 3:59 PM

    Legalize it, man.

  15. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 9, 2011 4:00 PM

    He got arrested because he didn’t pass it.

  16. thephantomstranger says: Jun 9, 2011 4:00 PM

    Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean allegedly “crushed a cigar containing marijuana” to hide it from the narcotics officers that approached him.
    _________

    I think you’re going to want to fix that sentence.

  17. phinheads says: Jun 9, 2011 4:00 PM

    Pacman Britt love him some handcuffs

  18. smartbutlazy says: Jun 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    Aint nothin’ but a G-thang. Whitey holdin’ me down. Blah, blah, blah.

  19. brutus9448 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    come on. smoking pot is no worst than smoking cigarettes. Give him a break.

  20. cincinnasti says: Jun 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    Funny how you think a “cigarette” containing marijuana is a “blunt”… Try “joint”.. “Blunt” refers to “cigar” containing marijuana..

  21. pastorinisflak says: Jun 9, 2011 4:08 PM

    Is it a bad thing that this would have made for a great segment on Cops?

    -Cop,”What is in your hand.”
    -Britt, “Nothing (while holding one hand up in the air)
    -Cop, “The other hand.”
    -Britt, “Oh you mean this hand?”

    …This could go on for hours.

  22. kindbass says: Jun 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    Js > Ls

  23. azcardinal32 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    Not denying that Britt is retarded but that stuff should be legal anyways, no harm done here

  24. ctiggs says: Jun 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    maybe Ray Lewis is right

  25. packerrube13 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    This just makes you appreciate the Andre Johnsons and Larry Fitzgeralds of the league…

  26. hobartbaker says: Jun 9, 2011 4:11 PM

    Should have stashed it in the gap between his front teeth.

  27. grpatriot says: Jun 9, 2011 4:14 PM

    trbowman says:
    Jun 9, 2011 3:59 PM
    Legalize it, man.

    Here, here! Stop wasting tax money to enforce weed laws. Ridiculous. Make it legal, tax it and move on…Smoke away, just don’t drive…

  28. jamalsagod says: Jun 9, 2011 4:14 PM

    Never trust a man with gaps between his teeth to beat the stereotype and be of moderate intelligence.

    He must have some pretty good crushing power to hope to render the blunt invisible.

  29. johnnycash19 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:16 PM

    Oh no he had weed. Whoop-i-de-do. It’s not that big of a deal. Some people act like weed is just the worst thing ever. When really, its harmless. Well except when your down the munchie aisle, that’ll hurt your wallet.

  30. eaglesfootballfan says: Jun 9, 2011 4:18 PM

    What were you thinking Kenny Britt. Come on man

  31. nyjalleffingday says: Jun 9, 2011 4:23 PM

    Prohibition destroys lives, legalize it.

  32. minnesconsin says: Jun 9, 2011 4:26 PM

    does this really make sense?

    “The complaint said Britt had a hand rolled cigar leaf “containing suspected marijuana” and he broke it with his “hand and therefore making it unavailable to the investigating officers.”

    how does crushing a doob make it unavailable to officers. weed is weed whether it’s in a neatly rolled blunt or loose on the ground or in his hand or whatever. unless he ate it, they should’ve been able to get him on possession.

    unless of course this is just the fuzz being the fuzz as much as it is kenny being kenny.

  33. thegreenviking says: Jun 9, 2011 4:34 PM

    Cigarettes kills on average 443,000 per year.
    Alcohol kills on average 23,199 per year.
    Marijuana kills on average 0 per year.

    If he takes the tobacco out of the blunt he’d be safer.

  34. thephantomstranger says: Jun 9, 2011 4:41 PM

    thegreenviking says:
    Jun 9, 2011 4:34 PM
    Cigarettes kills on average 443,000 per year.
    Alcohol kills on average 23,199 per year.
    Marijuana kills on average 0 per year.

    If he takes the tobacco out of the blunt he’d be safer.
    ________________

    I’d be interested in knowing where those stats came from. You’re telling me no one has ever gotten high on marijuana and subsequently died as a result of it?

  35. jm1122 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:42 PM

    …this case is a complete and utter waste of police resources as are narcotics officers in general…there is plenty of real crime for law enforcement resources to be focused on, not focused on adults smoking a plant…

  36. evrybdyhas1 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:43 PM

    Oh Wow Man!

  37. topeka1978 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:44 PM

    If they did not find any drugs, then why were they trying to arrest him and… If the blunt was a true “blunt”, then they would have found drugs on him. Please proofread your paper before publishing it.

  38. eaglesfan290 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    Actually he would be safer if he just smoked that blunt at home or in the car!

    I used to live in Nj the police in Hoboken and Jersey City don’t mess around one of these days he is going to get a stun gun or a night stick!

  39. jamalsagod says: Jun 9, 2011 4:49 PM

    This really does smell of a policeman getting pushy. Not sure why, but it just seems like there would be more substantial info on it. If he had no drugs, this is really a nonsense power move by the police. If he had drugs, I’ll be interested to know why the information came out so slowly.

  40. skinsrock says: Jun 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    LOL… This is racial profiling at it’s best… I’ll start with the disclaimer… I am white… Come on, dude had a rolled cigar & from a distance it will look like a cigar… Then these narcotics officers see him & come up to confront him & treat him like a kid… “open your hand”… he refuses, so instead of getting simple possession charge… They got to bring out the big words “tampering with evidence” & “obstructing a government function” … Well, if you would stop harassing your citizens over their use of a harmless drug, we wouldn’t have these problems. For those who don’t want it, then don’t do it, but please shut up & stop ruining it for the rest of us.

  41. stvang says: Jun 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    This is a lame story.

  42. hendeeze says: Jun 9, 2011 4:52 PM

    Oh it was for pot? Then he shouldn’t have been harassed in the first place. Legalize it!!!!

  43. benh999 says: Jun 9, 2011 4:52 PM

    Sounds more anand more like Moss will stay with the Titans. He can at least teach Britt how to properly dispose of his blunts.

  44. nahcouldntbethat says: Jun 9, 2011 4:53 PM

    DWI is a crime. It doesn’t have to be alcohol to have a person so stoned that their judgement is impaired while driving.

    I’m all for legalizing pot and taxing it but it’s still going to be a crime to get high and operate machinery/drive in that condition.

    The answer for people caught DWI is not to jail them it’s to take their car/license and force them off the road until they get the abuse problem handled.

  45. TurdSandwich says: Jun 9, 2011 4:58 PM

    Kenny Britt.. Finished.
    Signed,
    Titans fan

  46. willycents says: Jun 9, 2011 5:09 PM

    tombrookshire says:Jun 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    …..He didn’t hurt anyone!
    ———————————————————
    Doesn’t the same apply to Taliq Aquib? He didn’t hurt anyone, and guns are legal. Or, perhaps, Plaxico Burress, he only hurt himself, just like Kenny Britt might have been doing.

    Point being, if you don’t want run ins with the cops, keep your public actions within the law.

  47. drmonkeyarmy says: Jun 9, 2011 5:19 PM

    “If he takes the tobacco out of the blunt he’d be safer.” What a load of nonsense that is. I got news for you, marijuana causes lung and throat cancer and all the things cigarettes do. One joint is roughly the equivalent of half a pack of cigarettes. I can’t imagine what a blunt would equate to.

  48. drevilstolemymojito says: Jun 9, 2011 5:20 PM

    I like Mr. Britt’s lack of respect for authority. There is a place for him in my global evil empire.

  49. doe22us says: Jun 9, 2011 5:22 PM

    You cant make this up anymore, for a second i thought it was his prior case the speeding away from officers and then crushing a blunt. This kid is a major ass and dumb as well.

  50. nowathand twitter.com/Chris_M_Bach says: Jun 9, 2011 5:28 PM

    I believe our government should end the War on Drugs.

    I also believe almost as ardently that Kenny Britt should end his War on Common Sense. I think he has been teasing the Titans fans and that they need to sign Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, Vincent Jackson and/or Steve Breaston because Goodell is likely going to keep him from playing the first 3 games of this season.

  51. thetooloftools says: Jun 9, 2011 5:31 PM

    A true Mrs. Gump award winner.
    “Stupid is as stupid does”.

  52. radrhatr says: Jun 9, 2011 5:38 PM

    His real name is Kenny Bright, but he couldn’t spell it.

  53. trigdaddy says: Jun 9, 2011 5:39 PM

    thephantomstranger

    Actually, yes, there has never been a reported case where marijuana was the cause of death.

    On another note, we have people accidentally OD’ing everyday, and what do their toxicology reports include? Well, normally alcohol, percs (oxycodone), vic’s (hydrocodone), xanax, and/or valium. Seeing as pills are handed out by doctors these days like they are candy, weed really isn’t that bad.

  54. tombradyfumbled says: Jun 9, 2011 5:44 PM

    kevo126 says: Jun 9, 2011 3:47 PM

    i wonder how much money the government could make off of nfl players if they legalized weed and started to tax it.

    None where I live…everyone would grow their own.

  55. prmpft says: Jun 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    So – Tn has a DB as a WR…got it!

  56. jameswestphal says: Jun 9, 2011 5:56 PM

    I’ve lived in Hoboken since 2006, you’ve got to be acting like an absolute turd for the cops to bother you, blizzy or no blizzy. Clearly this kid is dumber than a bag of hair, can’t get out of his own way, and is a cautionary tale waiting to happen.

  57. atmedic8daily says: Jun 9, 2011 6:04 PM

    The medical marijuana industry …worth 1.7 billion , 90% from Cali & Colorado

  58. atmedic8daily says: Jun 9, 2011 6:11 PM

    No, no one has died from marijuana.

  59. tommynatorii says: Jun 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    Let’s go further. So no one has ever died or killed someone over marijuana? Riiiiight. Britt got it from someone who got it from someone. People are shot and killed for dime bags. Nah, you can’t say people aren’t killed for marijuana.
    Alot of you recreationers don’t see the other side.

  60. david7590 says: Jun 9, 2011 6:37 PM

    @atmedic8daily:
    Yes, people have died from crashing their cars while high on Pot. It should be legal to smoke weed, but driving while under the influence of it should not be legal. He deserved to go to jail.

  61. jebdamone says: Jun 9, 2011 6:38 PM

    legalize it! on the story though, WTF are you doing kenny britt!!!!!! sometimes the level of stupidity these professional athletes submit themselves to is just mind boggling.

  62. thephantomstranger says: Jun 9, 2011 6:45 PM

    I’m for the legalization of marijuana because the adverse effects are not worth the amount of money we spend, and the deaths tommynatorii is talking about wouldn’t happen if it were legal. Still, it’s going too far to say that no one has died from marijuana. It has been linked to several kinds of cancer, but it’s hard to do controlled studies because the drug is illegal. Also, it’s impossible to believe that drunk drivers kill people but drivers high on dope don’t kill people. Or that someone high on dope wouldn’t have an accident that could have been avoided if that person was not high. And if you smoke dope in your parents’ basement every day, you’ll probably wind up killing yourself when you realize how you threw your life away.

  63. tformation says: Jun 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    I’m all for the legalization of marijuana. However, Britt has signed a contract & entered into agreements saying that he won’t use marijuana. He’s also had run-ins with the law in the past. Yes, it’s a B.S. law, but breaking it (or appearing to break it) in public isn’t smart!

    For getting himself into this situation, Britt is an idiot. If he’s truly innocent of the (yes, I’ll admit B.S.) drug charge, he’s an idiot for SMOKING A CIGAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    Seriously, man? Just smoking ANYTHING’s gotta be rough as hell on a guy who runs down a football field for a living. What was he thinking?

  64. dockery23 says: Jun 9, 2011 7:48 PM

    Look at that face. Dude looks like he could really put the hurt on a blunt! Call me when your in MN Kenny! do you have Percys #?

  65. atmedic8daily says: Jun 9, 2011 7:49 PM

    People wreck their cars eating fast food while driving too. Dumb people are dumb people, high or not. Cant blame the drug.

    Prohibition of MJ sends it to the black market, causing the violence.

    #typedwithbowlinlaponinterstate

  66. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Jun 9, 2011 7:53 PM

    tommynatorii says:
    Jun 9, 2011 6:35 PM
    Let’s go further. So no one has ever died or killed someone over marijuana? Riiiiight. Britt got it from someone who got it from someone. People are shot and killed for dime bags. Nah, you can’t say people aren’t killed for marijuana.
    Alot of you recreationers don’t see the other side.

    *********************************

    And alot of you prohibitionists don’t see the other side either. Marijuana itself has never killed anybody, period. There are ZERO recorded overdoses because of weed. If you smoke it in joint or blunt form then yes, you are opening up the possibility for lung cancer. But there are ways to indulge without screwing your lungs. (Vaporizers, edibles, water bongs, etc.)

    The point is that the financial cost for ailments related to marijuana is not even close to the annual cost for tobacco or alcohol. When is the last time you read about a stoner who was approached by cops fighting them. Happens daily with those under the influence of alcohol.

    The so called war on drugs is the USA’s longest running military conflict, over 40 years now. You are not going to stop it. Ever. So why not legalize and tax it. That combined with the money not being wasted on an un-winnable war could provide our government and citizens with some much needed revenue.

    Remember, Richard Nixon declared victory in the war on drugs in 1972.

  67. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Jun 9, 2011 7:54 PM

    Also, I suggest researching Norm Stamper for a measured view on the subject by the former Seattle chief of police.

  68. schemefactory says: Jun 9, 2011 9:10 PM

    jamalsagod says: Jun 9, 2011 4:14 PM

    Never trust a man with gaps between his teeth to beat the stereotype and be of moderate intelligence.

    He must have some pretty good crushing power to hope to render the blunt invisible.

    what? you sound like you have a gap beween your ears. are you equating a tooth gap to stupidity? how and why?

  69. schemefactory says: Jun 9, 2011 9:11 PM

    jamalsatwerp is more like it

  70. drmonkeyarmy says: Jun 9, 2011 9:41 PM

    Well, one could argue that the financial cost of ailments from marijuana doesn’t approach those of tobacco and alcohol because weed is illegal and hence has less people using it. Just for the record, I am all for legalizing the possession of it; having government stores sell it as a means to increase revenues. I’m just saying, don’t sit here and say that there are no health ramifications from using it. Furthermore, you are correct there are no THC OD’s. However, there are cases of stoned drivers getting into accidents and hurting/killing people. Stoned teenagers playing with weapons and shooting each other, etc. Furthermore, statistics bear out that marijuana is indeed a gate way drug. So, it can lead to the use and abuse of other narcotics.

  71. moochzilla says: Jun 9, 2011 10:13 PM

    CAPITALISM 101…

    Britt is better at what he does than you could ever hope to be, and he generates more revenue for his company than you will in a lifetime.

    So he will get a 3rd chance, you will not.

    Simple capitalism.

    Deal with it, unskilled middle American white man.

    This is the system you voted for. PURE capitalism.

  72. moochzilla says: Jun 9, 2011 10:18 PM

    50% of you will buy your kids Britt jerseys.

    Seriously, I have seen this play out about 2000 times.

    You always worship the superstar, and tell your kids to do se too!

  73. trigdaddy says: Jun 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    drmonkeyarmy

    You must have a misperception of marijuana’s effect on people. Im pretty sure “playing with weapons and shooting each other” is the last thing a ‘stoner’ would do when high.

    And marijuana being a gateway drug is a relatively outdated arguement. Plenty of people smoke marijuana and never use coke, heroin, etc. But it just so happens that most people that use heroin, have indeed smoke marijuana at some point.

  74. drmonkeyarmy says: Jun 10, 2011 9:32 AM

    Believe me, I have no misconceptions about the effects of marijuana. While most people are indeed mellow and sedate, I’ve known people to freak the hell out. I’m just saying that different drugs effect different people in varying ways. Like I said, I believe in the legalization process, but to act like there are no associated health and or societal concerns is being short sighted.

  75. waynefontes says: Jun 10, 2011 11:16 AM

    packerfaninfl says:
    Jun 9, 2011 3:45 PM
    LOL NooB! He should have ate it….Problem solved!
    ————————————————–

    The second comment on here is the one that makes the most sense.

  76. thephantomstranger says: Jun 10, 2011 11:18 AM

    moochzilla says:
    Jun 9, 2011 10:13 PM
    CAPITALISM 101…

    Britt is better at what he does than you could ever hope to be, and he generates more revenue for his company than you will in a lifetime.

    So he will get a 3rd chance, you will not.

    Simple capitalism.

    Deal with it, unskilled middle American white man.

    This is the system you voted for. PURE capitalism.
    ________________

    Sounds like you’re in favor of a system that allows an unskilled middle American white man to play NFL football. I prefer a system in which people are rewarded for what they accomplish rather than a system in which those who accomplish are punished so those who don’t can get handouts.

  77. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Jun 10, 2011 12:12 PM

    Furthermore, statistics bear out that marijuana is indeed a gate way drug.

    _____________________________

    Statistics also show that nearly 100% of cocaine user used milk prior to coacine.

    This is a lesson in causation versus correlation.

    And I feel confident in saying that more people use marijuana than the prohibitionists think, but there are way fewer users than those who use believe.

    At the end of the day you will find that the plant was banned because of the adverse effect it was having on the textile and paper industries. All laws regarding mary jane are for the sale, possession, and growth of the plant.

  78. bigbwoy000 says: Jun 11, 2011 10:29 AM

    Kenny has no worries, he’ll just end up on the Philly Mean machine.

  79. stvang says: Jun 11, 2011 8:00 PM

    Police in this country are getting out of control!

    This seems more like a cop being a prick because Brit didn’t kiss his nightstick.

  80. vertekal says: Jun 15, 2011 8:31 PM

    puff puff pass .. not puff puff crush .. you’re messing up the rotation…

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