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Titans preparing to go without Britt, but won’t release him

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Titans coach Mike Munchak addressed the status of wide receiver Kenny Britt on Friday as the Titans reported for training camp.

Munchak said that the team is preparing to start the season without Britt, something that seems like a sound course of action since Britt is facing a possible suspension for his recent DUI arrest and because he’s coming off of three knee surgeries since he last played in an NFL game. That arrest was the eighth of Britt’s NFL career, with three of them coming during the lockout and he avoided league discipline last season as a result.

He probably won’t be so lucky this time, although he won’t be facing any discipline from the team at the moment. Munchak said that the team would let the league handle the disciplinary side of things and that there was no thought about making a statement by releasing him as the Lions did with cornerback Aaron Berry after two offseason arrests.

“For us to do a knee-jerk reaction — in any case, not just Kenny — would be wrong by us or by me,” Munchak said, via David Boclair of the Nashville City Press. “At some point the right thing will be done by the league and by us if it needs to be done.”

Britt’s talent will keep him from facing the ax in Tennessee right now, but it won’t save him forever. The Titans should hope that a suspension from the league turns the light on for Britt before it is too late for him to help himself or the team.

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7 Responses to “Titans preparing to go without Britt, but won’t release him”
  1. FinFan68 says: Jul 27, 2012 3:41 PM

    He is one of the bad apples and should be a prime candidate for a lengthy ban. It seems as if many players scoff ay the NFL’s disciplinary system as well as the judiciary system as a whole. An example needs to be made and he is the best one since the “Pacman” saga. Ban the kid for at least a year. let him back if no more legal issues; lifetime ban on next offense.

  2. modogg42 says: Jul 27, 2012 3:43 PM

    Not trying to make excuses for Britt, but all reports were that he was a changed man before he got the DUI. Definitely a dumb mistake considering his history, but getting a DUI is easier to deal with and explain than smacking your mom around. At least I would think.

  3. donterrelli says: Jul 27, 2012 3:45 PM

    If they don’t release him, it makes them look either desperate or like pushovers.

  4. gtorlone says: Jul 27, 2012 3:46 PM

    I know the Bengals get a bad rap, but from Albert Haynesworth’s stomps to Pacman Jones to Vince Young to Kenny Britt, the Titans have quietly become a haven for crime.

  5. seanb20124 says: Jul 27, 2012 4:47 PM

    Yeah this arrest will be the one to wake him up and realize need to change.

  6. blahblahblah1313 says: Jul 27, 2012 4:49 PM

    Not trying to make excuses for Britt, but all reports were that he was a changed man before he got the DUI. Definitely a dumb mistake considering his history, but getting a DUI is easier to deal with and explain than smacking your mom around. At least I would think.

    Unless you are the unfortunate person who is killed or permanntly injured by a irresponsible multiple DUI offender like Britt

  7. flipola says: Jul 27, 2012 10:29 PM

    As a Titan fan, I think they’ve got to keep him. Though Nate Washington had a career season last year, he’ll never be a #1 receiver. Until Kendall Wright gets some experience, they’ve got to have a top WR.

    If Britt keeps up the off-the-field issues, his knee problems may make it easier to get rid of him. The thought of him being cut, then turn it around and revive his career elsewhere, worries me.

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