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Kenny Britt’s dad: Police are saying things that aren’t true

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When Titans receiver Kenny Britt found himself in legal trouble in 2011, his father said it was important for Kenny to stay out of New Jersey. But with police in New Jersey now wanting to question Britt about a stabbing and a shooting over the weekend, Britt’s dad says his son did nothing wrong.

Police have said that Britt has refused to cooperate into an investigation that began when Britt brought a friend to the hospital with a stab wound, but Jack Britt says the police are wrongly painting his son in a negative light.

“Kenny is not running from anyone. He has nothing to hide,” Jack Britt told the Tennessean. “He is fully cooperating and the police are saying a lot of things that just aren’t true. They don’t have all the facts. Kenny is going to clear this thing up.”

Jersey City Police Captain Edgar Martinez has said repeatedly that Britt is refusing to cooperate with the investigation, and he reiterated that on Tuesday.

“Until he comes in, nothing has changed,” Martinez said. “Kenny Britt is a grown man. He needs to get here.”

Jack Britt says Kenny’s friend was stabbed while trying to break up a fight, and that Kenny simply helped the friend get medical assistance after he was hurt. Jack Britt also says Kenny wasn’t present when a shooting broke out in the area after that fight.

“This was a night when Kenny was trying to be low-key and stay out of trouble,’’ Jack Britt said. “Sometimes it just seems like trouble follows him, coming from people in his past unfortunately.”

Trouble especially seems to follow Britt when he’s back home in New Jersey. The Titans probably wish Britt would have listened to his dad’s advice about staying away.

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29 Responses to “Kenny Britt’s dad: Police are saying things that aren’t true”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Jan 15, 2013 12:45 PM

    Kenny Britt is innocent of all charges … again.

  2. Ponder This says: Jan 15, 2013 12:46 PM

    So is his dad saying that Kenny has gone to the police and told them everything? That seems weird for the police to say he hasn’t.

  3. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jan 15, 2013 12:49 PM

    Yep, the police always lie about repeat offenders…happens all the time. Daddy needs to get a frickin’ clue about his idiot son and stop blaming everyone else.

  4. MyTeamsAllStink says: Jan 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    How pathetic is Britt that he needs his daddy to speak for him still?

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    ..now there’s trouble bustin in from outta state
    and the D.A. can’t get no releif….
    There’s gonna be a rumble out on the promenade..

  6. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 15, 2013 12:51 PM

    the police are saying a lot of things that just aren’t true.
    _______________________

    lol. Yea, okay.

  7. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 15, 2013 12:53 PM

    Yeah, I don’t know what the big deal is. I often mind my own business and people just get stabbed and shot around me.

  8. kdub79 says: Jan 15, 2013 12:54 PM

    Best way to stay out of trouble: don’t put yourself in a situation where trouble can find you. If I were a millionaire professional athlete I’d have no problem dropping old friends who could steer trouble in my direction.

  9. bigshirk says: Jan 15, 2013 12:55 PM

    Who’s his dad? Rolando McClain?

  10. dbarnes79 says: Jan 15, 2013 12:56 PM

    This guy has had way too many ‘incidents.’ Titans need to cut him and move on. Possibly go after Bowe or Jennings.

  11. kluuuuuuuuug says: Jan 15, 2013 12:57 PM

    Reading through some of the police captain’s quotes, he definitely seems to be angling for something. If Britt isn’t a primary suspect, which they would likely have announced if he hadn’t reported yet, he definitely isn’t receiving the attention a normal citizen would.

    Looks like a case of the cop grabbing attention while he can.

  12. bigbenblows86 says: Jan 15, 2013 12:58 PM

    Of course the police are lying i mean thats all they do. Dont blame yourself Jack for raising this complete POS who cant stay away from trouble. Stop blaming his friends, he is a grown man. His previous interactions with the law must all have been mistakes by the police too. If he is innocent than he shouldnt have anything to hide.

  13. crp63 says: Jan 15, 2013 12:59 PM

    “Kenny is not running from anyone. He has nothing to hide,” Jack Britt told the Tennessean. “He is fully cooperating and the police are saying a lot of things that just aren’t true. They don’t have all the facts. Kenny is going to clear this thing up.”

    or make things up………………..

  14. pinion8ted says: Jan 15, 2013 1:03 PM

    This was a night when Kenny was trying to be low-key and stay out of trouble,’’ Jack Britt said
    ——————————————————–
    Speaking for myself, the first words that come to mind when I think of Kenny Britt are “low key” and “stays out of trouble”.

    Sure, the cops are lying. Kenny’s a choir boy.

    Of course.

  15. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 15, 2013 1:07 PM

    If he’s not under arrest or have a warrant out on him…why should he cooperate? If they had anything on him, he’d be arrested by now.

  16. riggz91 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:17 PM

    Let’s not forget Kenny Britt once posted bail for a murder suspect in Jerz. The gentlemen was eventually found guilty. Kenny seems to have some good upstanding citizens as friends.

  17. tcostant says: Jan 15, 2013 1:19 PM

    Enabler – enough said.

  18. rukkus1 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:24 PM

    Kenny isnt the prototype for upstanding citizen… but the cops have no business assassinating his character any further. If the police chief wants to act like kenny britt should be a man and come back to jersey, then the police chief should be a man as well and quit blasting britt as a man… on a national stage no less.
    After all… what has it been? Just 2 days since his friend was stabbed? Makes it hard to like the cop.

  19. iammrbinky says: Jan 15, 2013 1:38 PM

    If he has nothing to hide, why is he avoiding the police?

  20. gabe77 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:41 PM

    Britt is not the most reliable guy by any stretch of the imagination but the cops making things up is nothing new either.

  21. abefroman00 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:42 PM

    “They don’t have all the facts.” Perhaps that’s why they want to talk to your son. I believe it’s called investigating a crime.

  22. Chris Fiorentino says: Jan 15, 2013 1:45 PM

    “Jersey City Police Captain Edgar Martinez has said repeatedly that Britt is refusing to cooperate with the investigation, and he reiterated that on Tuesday.

    “Until he comes in, nothing has changed,” Martinez said. “Kenny Britt is a grown man. He needs to get here.””

    I don’t want to feel too sorry for Britt here as trouble seems to follow him around, but why aren’t the police tracking him down and getting a warrant for his arrest if they think he did something here? And if he is legitimately a POI here, the impetus is on THEM to go and question him, not vice versa. Britt has no legal obligation to go to the police here. He is not charged with a crime and he has not even been visited by police as far as I can tell unless I missed something.

    Sounds to me like Captain Martinez is using Britt’s bad reputation to try to guilt the guy into giving up his right to not have to answer any questions without being at the very least brought in for questioning.

    Next thing is going to be that I guess if he brings a lawyer with him, he must have done something wrong then, right?

  23. frenzy95 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:50 PM

    Didn’t the initial report state that Britt dropped off his brother at the hospital? Now it’s his friend. I think people are so in a rush to publish a story that they don’t get the facts straight.

  24. knickstape84 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:09 PM

    is he the main suspect in the stabbing? No. Is there a warrant for his arrest? No…. than he doesn’t have to talk to the cops. they want him to talk than put a warrant out for him. he doesn’t have to talk plead the 5th. if they want him get the warrant out there until than Cops stay out the media trying to attention grab….

  25. rtant2013 says: Jan 15, 2013 2:19 PM

    I’m curious, if he is being as uncouperative as the police say then why hasn’t he been charged with hendering an investigation? His dad is sticking up for his son like an decent father would do. And clearly he’s saying my son did nothing wrong except try to help a friend that was hurt. People need to stop jumping towards such negative opinions when clearly you have no idea of what happened. People act like this guy is a mind reader or expect him to just not go anywhere. How was he suppose to know a fight would break out? This could happen to anyone, including any of you. I’m sure every single person on here has went to a party/club/bar and seen a fight break out, that doesn’t mean he put himself into a bad situation. People need to get a clue, and stop judging someone they don’t even known

  26. combatvet456 says: Jan 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    you guys sound like some idiots. putting things into perspective before speaking on them would have been smart. how does past transgressions prove that he did anything at all? how about some of you move away from all of your friends and family and into a foreign environment. some people are too quick to pass judgement on situations that you have no clue about.

  27. patsfan says: Jan 15, 2013 4:02 PM

    my guess is this boils down to: The cops want him to come in and tell them what he may know and whoever is representing him is trying to set up some ground rules.

    The chief is using the media to put pressure on Britt and whoever is negotiating those ground rules for him.

    That is how he can both “Be cooperating” and “not cooperating” depending on which side has the microphone.

  28. flipola says: Jan 15, 2013 6:27 PM

    If Kenny was innocent, why would he have dropped off a friend at the hospital who had been stabbed? What kind of friend wouldn’t have been there with him? The kind that’s hiding something.

    I’m normally one that gives the player the benefit of the doubt, but as the late, great Owen Hart would say, enough is enough, and it’s time for a change.

  29. burgandy2260 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:31 PM

    A bunch of Perry Masons in the group here. Sounds like a bunch of people here who watch way to much NCIS. In a cut and dry world if I cared enough to bring my “friend” to the hospital then I would stay with him and pray for the best. But he didn’t! There could be 200 replies here and they could all be different. I’m waiting to reply to the story that eventually finds that Britt was somehow involved. That’ll be fun! Until then, my opinion is the same as a majority of others on here and that is thus far everything adds up to Britt being guilty of something. He made his bed (from millions) now lay in it! Eventually Goodell will have to swing his mighty hammer down on Britt and for that alone me and Bart Scott will both be screaming CAN’T WAIT!!!

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