Kenny Britt will be suspended one game

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The Titans activated Kenny Britt from the PUP list earlier this week, now they’re just waiting for word about whether he’ll go on the suspended list.

They’re about to get their answer. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported and PFT has confirmed that the NFL will suspend Britt for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. According to Florio, the suspension is the result of multiple incidents with police, with Britt’s July DUI arrest triggering the discipline. It had been widely reported that Britt had eight brushes with the law in the last three years, but Florio says that the league identified 10 incidents in the letter informing Britt of the suspension.

Britt has three days to appeal, a decision that Florio is reporting he hasn’t made yet. Britt’s inclination is to accept the suspension because it’s just for one game.   Britt isn’t likely to be 100 percent as a result of his knee injury in Week One, which would let him serve the suspension before he was ready to be a big contributor on the field.

The Titans were hoping to hear Britt’s fate before making cuts on Friday. While Roger Goodell reserves the right to dispense further punishment once Britt’s July DUI case runs its course,  the Titans can prepare to move on with Britt come Week Two of the regular season.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m. ET:  PFT has learned that Britt will not appeal the suspension.

32 responses to “Kenny Britt will be suspended one game

  1. So Mikel Leshoure gets suspended two games for smoking weed.

    Britt gets 1 game for 10 incidents, including a DUI.

    Makes no sense at all.

  2. Let me get this right, this guy has been arrested 8 times in the last 3 yeasr and he gets a 1 game suspension.

    Saints players whoi did NOTHING wrong on the football field get suspended for 16 games and 4 games:

    During the last 3 years combined 2009-2011 season:

    Jonathan Vilma: 2 “unnecessary roughness” type penalties called against him (1 roughing the passer, 1 personal foul)

    Will Smith: 1 Roughing the Passer, 0 personal fouls

    Gotta love the NFL…….

  3. Disgusting
    Said it before and I’ll say it again.

    Money is better spent on the NHL or MLB than the NFL.

    Coaches are a joke
    League is a joke
    Players are a joke
    NCAA football is a filthy joke right along with the rest.

    Football needs to be taken down a few hundred pegs.

  4. ” Florio reports that there were a total of 10 incidents involved in the league’s decision”
    1 game…really, 1 game?

  5. Mikel Leshoure gets busted for pot a couple times (just possession, mind you) and gets a 2-game suspension, yet this guy drives drunk, endangering the lives of himself and everyone else on the road, and he gets a 1-game suspension?!

  6. cwhat32 says: Aug 30, 2012 5:57 PM

    So Mikel Leshoure gets suspended two games for smoking weed.

    Britt gets 1 game for 10 incidents, including a DUI.

    Makes no sense at all.

    —————————————————-

    Because Alcohol based business are huge sponsors of the NFL. The NFL won’t make a big deal out of DUI’s because they want you to drink their over priced swill when you go to a game, just like their players do.

  7. Wow! Goodell has the balls to suspend other players for much less and this guy gets 1 game! ONE GAME! I’m sure he will learn how to act now. I promise I’ll be good by #12 at least Mr commissioner!

  8. “While Roger Goodell reserves the right to dispense further punishment once Britt’s July DUI case runs its course,”

    Learn to read guys. Once the legal process has run it’s course, he will likely be suspended again. This punishment encompasses everything but the DUI.

  9. ‎8 run-ins with the police and only a 1 game suspension? So, I guess a bounty on an opposing player is equal to 128 run-ins with the police in Goodells world, huh?

  10. sfsaintsfan says:Aug 30, 2012 6:10 PM

    Let me get this right, this guy has been arrested 8 times in the last 3 yeasr and he gets a 1 game suspension.

    Saints players whoi did NOTHING wrong on the football field get suspended for 16 games and 4 games:

    During the last 3 years combined 2009-2011 season:

    Jonathan Vilma: 2 “unnecessary roughness” type penalties called against him (1 roughing the passer, 1 personal foul)

    Will Smith: 1 Roughing the Passer, 0 personal fouls

    Gotta love the NFL…….
    ———————————————————-

    You broke the rules and you got caught.

    Get….Over…It

  11. Big Ben gets 6 games (reduced to 4) for one police investigation and one civil lawsuit where there was no arrest or charges.

    And this clown gets 1 game for 8 arrests including DUI, where depending on his level on intoxication, people’s lives were at risk. This is clearly a pattern of bad behavior and I thought that was the basis for Ben’s suspension.

    WTF??? By the way, I’m a Bears fan and don’t like Ben or the Steelers any more than I like Britt or the Titans.

  12. sfsaintsfan says:Aug 30, 2012 6:10 PM

    Let me get this right, this guy has been arrested 8 times in the last 3 yeasr and he gets a 1 game suspension.

    Saints players whoi did NOTHING wrong on the football field get suspended for 16 games and 4 games”

    Because Kenny Britt was arrested 8 times in the last 3 years on the football field……

  13. I agree the league has no guidelines when it comes to suspensions.I think goodell just picks numbers out of a hat or rolls the dice and whatever comes up is the length.

  14. Please don’t point to Big Ben getting suspended four games for raping a drunk college girl as being unreasonably harsh. The civil suit was settled out of court and if you think he didn’t pay through the nose then you are nuts.

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