Another day, another NFL player arrested for driving under the influence.
According to Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been arrested for DUI. Details on the arrest are still developing outside of the fact that it took place in Fort Campbell, an army base which is on the line between Kentucky and Tennessee. According to the report, Britt and teammate Tommie Campbell were bringing a female soldier back to the base when guards at the gate stopped the vehicle.
If true, this isn’t Britt’s first brush with the law. He had three bouts of legal trouble in 2011 for charges ranging from theft-by-deception to leading police on a car chase and resisting arrest. That led to a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell that did not achieve its goal of scaring Britt straight if the radio report is true. He wasn’t suspended because the incidents came during the lockout, but Britt’s record dates back beyond that — seven previous arrests altogether — something that’s sure to impact a decision about punishment from the league.
Britt has spent this offseason rehabbing the ACL and MCL he tore in his right knee early last season. Britt has had two surgeries on that knee and recently had one on his other knee. His recovery from those surgeries was a big concern for the Titans this offseason and now it appears we can add a possible suspension to that list.
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Rams defensive end Robert Quinn have also recently been arrested on charges of driving drunk.
UPDATE: Via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, the Titans have issued the usual boilerplate team statement in light of the report. “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more facts.”