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Kenny Britt causes a social media stir

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Just when we thought we might actually go a few days without any Kenny Britt headlines, the volatile Tennessee Titans receiver has caused a stir in the social media world, with a post on Facebook saying he would retire from the NFL over anger at Commissioner Roger Goodell, another post recanting that statement, and then yet another post saying his Facebook page was hacked.

Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger, who covered Britt at Rutgers, spread the word on Twitter of Britt’s bizarre posts. (Prunty told PFT via e-mail that Britt does update his own Facebook page regularly.)

Britt’s first Facebook post was short and to the point: “Retiring from the NFL. F*** You Goddell.”

Presumably, that would be a reaction to Britt’s perception that his multiple arrests would lead to a suspension under the league’s personal-conduct policy, although preemptively retiring due to an assumption that he’s going to be suspended would be rather odd.

However, a second Facebook post just 25 minutes later offered an about-face.

“Change of HEart,” Britt wrote. “My family is always here for me. I made mistakes and i am sorry i am going to change and become a better person and mentor for all my young fans. I will accept any penalty like a man. The road beings Sept 11 in Jacksonville. ill be ready!!!”

And then in a third Facebook post, Britt said the previous two weren’t from him.

“my fbook was hacked with those past 2 status’s,” Britt wrote. “i am not retiring and do not have any hate toward the commissioner.”

And that concluded an odd hour of social media from Kenny Britt, whose hacking claim sounds about as believable as Anthony Weiner’s.

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65 Responses to “Kenny Britt causes a social media stir”
  1. trbowman says: Jun 20, 2011 6:35 PM

    Wow, a retraction!

    His agent probably called him up & screamed at him on the phone.

    Either way, his suspension should go from “one or two games” to at least four. At least.

  2. trbowman says: Jun 20, 2011 6:38 PM

    And guess what – you said you had a “change of heart,” so you unintentionally admitted you wrote the previous item.

    LOL.

  3. bucfandango says: Jun 20, 2011 6:42 PM

    … and then he accidentally sent Jane Skinner his Best Weiner Photos……

  4. dmaziuk says: Jun 20, 2011 6:45 PM

    He denied writing the first two posts, which would include the one with the “change of heart”. I’m not saying I believe him by any means, but maybe you should read a little more carefully.

  5. trbowman says: Jun 20, 2011 6:45 PM

    “my fbook was hacked with those past 2 status’s”

    Ah my bad. Missed the “2.” Still an awful excuse that no one is going to buy though. I also find it hilarious that he types the exact same way as the supposed “hacker”

  6. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 20, 2011 6:45 PM

    This wouldn’t be happening if Britt were white… or a QB! Why didn’t Britt get a chance to play QB in the NFL? He has just as much a right to play QB as anyone else!

    Regards,

    Warren Moon

  7. horsecore says: Jun 20, 2011 6:45 PM

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    For supposedly being men, they sure act like children.

  8. digirootune says: Jun 20, 2011 6:47 PM

    Everyone knows that hacking into your friends FB results in only one kind of post, and it’s usually c**k related. Nice try, Kenny…

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 20, 2011 6:48 PM

    Who is his agent??? This kid is COMPLETELY out of control! Geeez…..

  10. duanethomas says: Jun 20, 2011 6:48 PM

    After those he needs a timeout and a mental evaluation. The commish needs to sit him down for about 6-8 games. Let him get some perspective and realize playing in the NFL is a privilege. Then maybe he will come back humbled and focused. Right now he’s not fit to play in the NFL.

  11. evrybdyhas1 says: Jun 20, 2011 6:49 PM

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  12. asyd1827 says: Jun 20, 2011 6:50 PM

    At least he won’t need a divorce

  13. chedberg says: Jun 20, 2011 6:52 PM

    “My account was hacked”

    Haven’t we heard that before. How’d it work out for the last guy that said it?

  14. sc5000 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:01 PM

    Rep. Weiner got hacked too…. Allegedly LMAO! Anyone who would take a page out of this guys book is pretty stupid…

  15. nailsman227 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:03 PM

    Why does it even matter what KB does now? The NFL has no jursidiction over the players. KB is not working for them. The NFL cannot have it both ways.

  16. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jun 20, 2011 7:05 PM

    Notice he mispelled the comish’ name. One would wonder if that was on purpose so he could claim it wasn’t about the comish. Is he that smart?

  17. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 20, 2011 7:07 PM

    This guy is pacman jones-esque.

  18. christhefish says: Jun 20, 2011 7:08 PM

    Everybody; delete all of your social media accounts! Do it now! Nobody needs to know what we are thinking all of the time. It’s just a matter of time before twitter causes a world war.

  19. cleanface says: Jun 20, 2011 7:11 PM

    Kenny- You would have gotten fired from any other job after getting arrested multiple times. You think your “boss” is tough on you if he suspends you for a game or two. I’d love to see you try to make in the world outside of professional athletics.

  20. xxwhodatxx says: Jun 20, 2011 7:12 PM

    No one cares about this loser

  21. greggoestoschool says: Jun 20, 2011 7:17 PM

    Maybe he can get a job as an English teacher…

  22. seanx40 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:17 PM

    I suspect that his retirement from the NFL will happen at the same time he is sentenced to a long prison stay. Give him a year or so for that.

  23. axespray says: Jun 20, 2011 7:20 PM

    How long til Kenny Britt pulls a chris benoit?

  24. goawayeverybody says: Jun 20, 2011 7:28 PM

    Ha ha ha Kenny Britt is a total mess. He clearly needs a therapist or at least someone sane to voice these concerns to.

  25. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jun 20, 2011 7:35 PM

    See everyone it is all good, the old “my account was hacked” excuse was used.

    Tennessee seems to draft some very emotionally unstable and problematic characters, Vince, Pacman, Britt..

  26. tinbender2000 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:38 PM

    Does this mean he stuck his”Weiner” in his mouth?

  27. dbo2020 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:39 PM

    This is why you don’t draft bums, no matter how talented they are.

  28. kingjoe1 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:44 PM

    No way he sent those first two post, too direct.

  29. jacksaysfu says: Jun 20, 2011 7:49 PM

    He should spend this lockout receiving constant english tutoring .

  30. scott8nj says: Jun 20, 2011 7:56 PM

    Too bad he wasn’t arrested between the time he smoked the blunt and started typing on Facebook.

  31. occamsrazor1 says: Jun 20, 2011 7:57 PM

    Goodell should suspend Britt for having a facebook page.

  32. ravenator says: Jun 20, 2011 8:02 PM

    You have got to be the dumbest player in the NFL Kenny.

  33. tommyf15 says: Jun 20, 2011 8:04 PM

    cleanface says:
    Kenny- You would have gotten fired from any other job after getting arrested multiple times. You think your “boss” is tough on you if he suspends you for a game or two.

    ANY other job? Are you sure of that?

    Just for arrests? Not convictions?

    How about being…ummm…a major league baseball, basketball, or hockey player?

    For the record, Britt has been charged with (not convicted of) resisting arrest, and plead guilty for careless driving. Of course, the more fanatical posters at PFT Nation have their panties in a bunch over a whole lot of nothing.

  34. bigtrav425 says: Jun 20, 2011 8:05 PM

    Well i HATE goodell!

  35. ravenator says: Jun 20, 2011 8:07 PM

    He would’ve been better off saying it was 92 degrees in Tennessee and he suffered from a heat flash. Sorry C’mish

  36. heisthejuan says: Jun 20, 2011 8:10 PM

    My account was hacked is “the dog ate my homework” of the 21st century.

  37. lostsok says: Jun 20, 2011 8:14 PM

    What a stupid comment! Wait, I take that back. On third thought, I’m not saying this at all…it’s an imposter!

  38. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 20, 2011 8:18 PM

    Psych Eval.

  39. FinFan68 says: Jun 20, 2011 8:22 PM

    It’s a damn shame that many middle school kids have more maturity than a lot of these buffoons. Hacked account? Yeah, right.

  40. chipwade says: Jun 20, 2011 8:26 PM

    I’m pretty sure that if Kenny Britt never played professional sports again that he would qualify for disability due to his mental state. So he really has nothing to lose.

  41. nflsucker says: Jun 20, 2011 8:31 PM

    This will sound like a joke, but it’s meant seriously. Has anyone tested a guy like this, or Vince Young for that matter, to see if either is bipolar? And what’s with the Titans that they attract these off-kilter guys?

  42. ravensfan4life52 says: Jun 20, 2011 8:33 PM

    i thought that he was in jail

  43. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 20, 2011 8:57 PM

    How does this guy attend a school like Rutgers and not get in trouble? Or any of these idiots BUT when they turn pro …. just sprinkle in some millions and fame and its inevitable.

  44. eaglesfan290 says: Jun 20, 2011 9:14 PM

    Kenny Britt and Charlie Sheen should team up strippers, drugs, warrants, arrests, pissing off employers, getting suspended, tons of talent no brains they have a lot in common!

  45. brianpmoore says: Jun 20, 2011 9:33 PM

    I didn’t write this comment calling Kenny Britt a bonehead. Someone hacked my Pro Football Talk account. You darn KiDz!

  46. WingT says: Jun 20, 2011 9:40 PM

    Drugs are a dangerous thing

  47. terminatorlikesmaids says: Jun 20, 2011 9:58 PM

    He’s just misunderstood. :)

  48. catman72 says: Jun 20, 2011 11:04 PM

    LOL, Cocaine is a terrible drug

  49. MVQB7 says: Jun 21, 2011 12:33 AM

    Dear Kenny:
    You can steal my headlines but you cannot outshine my jewels !

    Sincerely, Dez Bryant

  50. lovesportsandsurfing says: Jun 21, 2011 12:49 AM

    The ones who normally would be smoking crack but cant due to league drug testing are now enjoying whats in their DNA to do,…enjoy it now Holmes, the CBA is about to get done,..but you already are.

  51. wisbadgers says: Jun 21, 2011 12:53 AM

    This is complete Bull****!!! If you decide to hack any type of social media account, there is no way you’d retract any statements. You’d continue to slander until busted (or bored).
    Here’s what happened….Britt is pissed off that he’s gonna be suspended so he posts the 1st statement, thinks twice about it and posts the 2nd statement. Gets a call from his agent and posts the 3rd statement.

    What an idiot!!!!

  52. deadeye says: Jun 21, 2011 1:17 AM

    Britt is a buffoon.

  53. piemasteruk says: Jun 21, 2011 1:29 AM

    While I don’t believe his account was ‘hacked’ (in the strictest sense of the word), I don’t think it’s completely out of the question that he was Fraped.

    Of course, I’m not saying he didn’t just completely make the whole thing up either, just looking at the different possibilities.

  54. imongo says: Jun 21, 2011 8:13 AM

    What a complete loser…like so many of these moronic, overpaid man-children, he thinks we care…should be in the turd column again soon.

  55. zoxitic says: Jun 21, 2011 8:27 AM

    This guy is still young. We’ve got entertainment coming from him for years to come.

  56. philtration says: Jun 21, 2011 9:09 AM

    Delete your Facebook and Twitter accounts and then you don’t have this problem.

  57. heyguru1969 says: Jun 21, 2011 9:24 AM

    Rutgers educated. Rikers bound. There won’t be ivy climbing the walls in the slammer, Kenny. That’ll be you trying to escape your new roomie. I just looked up DUMBF#@K in the dictionary, and it’s got a picture of Kenny Britt next to it.

  58. joesphkerr says: Jun 21, 2011 9:26 AM

    Introducing Pacman Jones, version 2.0

  59. flyinhighwithvick says: Jun 21, 2011 9:33 AM

    Is there a bigger dope than this guy?

  60. flapjackdaddy says: Jun 21, 2011 9:36 AM

    If you are an idoit, social media will exploit that fact.

  61. nflsucker says: Jun 21, 2011 9:39 AM

    I thought up a clever rap song this morning about Kenny Britt, but I can just wait and post it later in another thread because the dumb*ss is guaranteed to do something stupid or illegal in less than a week.

  62. ginnitti says: Jun 21, 2011 10:58 AM

    To give this guy a 5 year contract in 2009 was enough of a joke. He came in with character issues, and has been a distraction in camp, the season, the offseason, and now the lockout. The Titans owe him $575k this season – just let it go.

    Source: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/tennessee-titans/kenny-britt/

  63. PurpleRaid18 says: Jun 21, 2011 3:58 PM

    Zack Follett 2.0

  64. cmack21 says: Jun 21, 2011 5:42 PM

    i totally agreee… f**k you goddell

  65. domehead says: Jun 21, 2011 8:06 PM

    Yeah…Go ahead and retire Kenny. That’ll show ‘em.
    Who needs all that money. You’ll do well in the real world without it.

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