Titans receiver Kenny Britt went to New York on Tuesday for a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Though the earth moved under Kenny’s feet, the Commissioner’s finger didn’t wag in Britt’s face.
“He didn’t scold me or anything. He was happy — not happy that I was in there for those situations — but he’s a nice type of guy, a very likable guy,’’ Britt told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “We’ll find out sometime later this week what he decides to do.”
So what did you talk about, Kenny?
“He asked me questions about certain situations and I told him what happened,’’ Britt said. “I think it went well. I hope so. I have a smile on my face, I am still breathing. So everything is good.”
The meeting focused, presumably, on new incidents that occurred during the lockout. And we continue to be deeply troubled by the NFL’s desire and willingness to punish players under the personal conduct policy for things that happened away from work at a time when all their time was away from work because they were being locked out.
Maybe Goodell won’t do anything to Britt or Tampa Bay’s Aqib Talib. Maybe the goal is to simply scare them straight. Hopefully, that’s all it is; if they get fined or suspended by the league for something that happened while they were locked out of work, they should sue everyone in sight.