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.