Prosecutor presumes Britt won’t face jail time

AP

Kenny Britt was arrested for the sixth time in two years this week, and for the sixth time it’s for a relatively minor offense. Hudson County (New Jersey) prosecutor Edward DeFazio points out Britt is unlikely to receive jail time for his latest offense.

“If he were to be convicted he could get probation, and technically he could be subject to jail time,’’ DeFazio told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “But as a practical matter, since he has no criminal convictions, there is a presumption that he would not be incarcerated.”

Britt will be a tricky case for the league’s personal conduct policy when the lockout ends.  He keeps getting arrested, but they have been for the kind of misdemeanor cases that often get ignored.

“I don’t like to say this, but these things in the overall scheme of things are not the most serious matters we have to deal with,’’ said DeFazio, who earlier this week dealt with Britt pleading guilty to careless driving. “But he just can’t seem to avoid people and places that present problems. This incident, on the face of it, is not very serious.”

Britt is accused of resisting arrest and tampering with evidence by destroying a blunt when some plainclothes cops approached him.

Titans coach Mike Munchak sounded concerned, but he’s not allowed to talk to Britt.

“Any time any of our players have issues it is concerning, no matter what the issue is. We want the best for them. This is a tough time because we don’t know,” Munchak said.

16 responses to “Prosecutor presumes Britt won’t face jail time

  1. Don’t worry its inevitable with this dude…I give him till August before he does something REALLY stupid…

    This just reinforces the fact that if these guys didn’t make a ton of money playing football that half of them would be behind bars…

  2. Another dopehead “partner”
    Nothing new there.

    Another “partner” arrested yet again.
    Nothing new there.

    BTW, I think the arrest score is now something like:

    “partners” 1,497
    owners 0

  3. Was Adam Jones ever convicted of anything serious? I know most of his trouble happened in NJ, but you have to wonder what is going on in Tennessee with some of these guys. (Jones, Britt, McNair)

  4. “If he were to be convicted he could get probation, and technically he could be subject to jail time,’’
    =================================

    At his current rate, probation = jail time for violations

  5. brownsfn says:
    Jun 10, 2011 1:09 PM

    This just reinforces the fact that if these guys didn’t make a ton of money playing football that half of them would be behind bars…

    Half of them?

    With your logic half of the retired players should be in prison, since they no longer make a ton of money playing football.

    Over 1,700 NFL players and maybe 30 have gotten in trouble this off-season, some repeat offenders. On what basis do you come up with half?

  6. Two thoughts…..if the average person resisted arrest, they would spend some time behind bars. Secondly, Britt has to be one of the dumbest athletes (Johnny Jolly ranks right up there too) for not understanding where his attitude and friends are leading him to…….sooner or later the dude will be spending time behind bars. Law enforcement is a closely knit family whether it be a cop in L.A. or N.Y. and they will be watching and waiting for him.

  7. He should think ahead–which in his case means start donating money to every prison in the country for better facilities, since he’ll end up using them somewhere.

  8. He undoubtedly will face some level of punishment from the NFL. While these are not major crimes, his continual involvement with the judicial system is “tarnishing the shield”.

    Goodell set the precedent last year with Roethlisberger, who coincidentally has never been arrested. Repeated negative behavior will grant you a seat in the Commish’s office.

  9. It is good to know that destroying evidence and resisting arrest do not lead to jail time, or is that just for rich athletes?

  10. wasn’t there something said that nothing can really be don’t by the league to the players that get in trouble or arrested or just about anything else (steriods) during the lockout? something like technically they have no deal so they have nothing to rule over. not sure but i thought i had read something along those lines

  11. brownsfn says:
    Jun 10, 2011 1:09 PM
    Don’t worry its inevitable with this dude…I give him till August before he does something REALLY stupid…

    This just reinforces the fact that if these guys didn’t make a ton of money playing football that half of them would be behind bars…

    Couldn’t have said it any better Sir

  12. “Titans coach Mike Munchak sounded concerned, but he’s not allowed to talk to Britt.”
    ________________________________
    All Munchak has to do is call Raheem Morris. I am sure he would be glad to talk to Britt for him. 🙂

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