Titans receiver Kenny Britt dropped a friend off at a hospital in New Jersey with a stab wound on Saturday night, and police want to talk to Britt about that stabbing, and a gunshot that was heard in an altercation afterward.
“We are looking to speak to Mr. Britt in reference to the incident,” Jersey City Police Capt. Edgar Martinez told the Tennessean. “We are currently in the process of trying to do that.”
Police say they believe Britt was at the scene of an altercation that led to the stabbing, but they described Britt as uncooperative in the matter. The victim, whose injuries are not life threatening, also refused to cooperate with police.
In addition to the stabbing, police are also investigating reports of a gunshot at a home near where the stabbing occurred. That shot was heard just after Britt was seen at the home, where he was picking up a friend. Police indicated that the stabbing and the gunshot are related.
“They were all involved in an altercation. So they all knew each other and what was going on,’’ Martinez said. “That’s why we want to talk to him. He was involved in the incident, both incidents. He was there during that time period. So we are looking to speak to him. This is an ongoing investigation, and when the detectives speak to him then we’ll know more. Right now, we have a lot of unanswered questions so we are looking for him to come in and answer some questions for us.”
Britt has a long history of off-field legal trouble, and he was suspended for the first game of the 2012 season for violations of the league’s personal conduct policy.
UPDATE 10:00 p.m. ET: Despite previous reports that the victim in the stabbing was Britt’s brother, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported on Sunday night that the victim was actually a close friend of Britt’s, not his brother.