Police: Kenny Britt still declining to help in stabbing investigation

AP

For most of us, if we had to take a close friend to the hospital for treatment with a stab wound, we’d want to do anything we could to help the authorities help bring the person who stabbed him to justice. Apparently Titans receiver Kenny Britt is not like most of us.

A New Jersey police spokesman told the Tennessean on Friday that police still think Britt can provide them with information about the stabbing that took place last month, and Britt is still declining to do so.

Mr. Britt has ignored our request for a meeting to discuss additional questions the JCPD has pertaining to the investigation,’’ Police Captain Edgar Martinez said.

According to Britt’s attorney, Britt is not a suspect in either the stabbing or a shooting that took place in the same area later on the same night. But after police arrested a man for the stabbing of Britt’s friend 10 days ago, they said they believed Britt could help with the ongoing investigation. That is apparently help Britt is unwilling to provide.

52 responses to “Police: Kenny Britt still declining to help in stabbing investigation

  1. Like most of us who have a brain,responsible, and careful we probably dont remotely associate ourselves or hang around places where someone may be strapped or packing.

  2. he has a right not to talk unless he is a suspect… why the police won’t let him distance himself from the whole ordeal i don’t understand….

  3. “knickstape84 says:
    he has a right not to talk unless he is a suspect… why the police won’t let him distance himself from the whole ordeal i don’t understand….”
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    I guess you have never heard of “obstruction of justice”.
    Ray Lewis has.

  4. he has a right not to talk unless he is a suspect… why the police won’t let him distance himself from the whole ordeal i don’t understand
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    Um, because he’s a prime witness?

  5. knickstape84 says:Feb 16, 2013 9:50 AM

    he has a right not to talk unless he is a suspect… why the police won’t let him distance himself from the whole ordeal i don’t understand….
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    if he’s completely innocent, what would he have to lose by cooperating?

  6. “For most of us, if we had to take a close friend to the hospital for treatment with a stab wound, we’d want to do anything we could to help the authorities help bring the person who stabbed him to justice. ”

    haha wow. you clearly have never spent any time in an “urban” area. snitching is never good.

  7. I “pack heat”all the time, and I am a responsible member of society. I think he probably knows the accused as well and doesn’t want to turn on one friend who assaulted another friend. Sounds like he needs new friends.

  8. The cops are being stupid. They have a felony case-haul Britt before a Grand Jury-he will either talk, go to jail for not talking, or, if he successfully takes the 5th, they can immunize him if they think it is worth it. If he pleads the 5th then the team will know what kind of person they are dealing with for certain

  9. Knickstape84

    Actually you have it backwards. If he is a suspect he has a 5th amendment right against self incrimination. If he is a witness he can be compelled to testify unless he is married to the suspect or is the suspect’s lawyer.

  10. The idea that you can’t provide evidence against someone who stabbed your friend because it makes you a “snitch” is juvenile. I know that it pervades some cultures, but it’s a prison rule meant to keep people in fear. Of course he may know that saying something will actually get him killed, so…

  11. ripster65 says:
    “..if he’s completely innocent, what would he have to lose by cooperating?…”

    While I couldn’t care less about K. Britt, I’m disturbed by this whole “what’s he got to hide?” mentality that’s becoming so pervasive in this country.

    Last time I checked this was still America, and it’s the job of the authorities to prove my guilt, rather than forcing me to prove my innocence…

  12. No big deal Kenny just claim to have found God and develop a ridiculous dance that you perform before every game and the media will fall in love with you. Worked for Ray Ray

  13. well he doesnt want to talk cause he obviously know the consequenses if he does know just cause he is a NFL player does not exclude him from the rules of the streets me may want to talk but maybe he is scared that if he does he may not be a NFL player anymore or alive so all u claiming he is a loser for not Quote ‘Snitching’ maybe he has a very good and understandable reason not too

  14. You can take the player out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the player. If it wasnt for football and being able to afford high priced lawyers he’d be in prison or dead by now.

  15. Assuming he doesn’t get cut loose before then, Britt will be a free agent after the 2013.

    At this point, his career has been a series of run-ins with the police and non-production due to injuries.

    Every injury and every story like this knocks about 5 million bucks off the value of his next contract.

    At this rate, he’ll do well to land a league minimum deal next year.

    Assuming he’s not in jail.

  16. This whole “snitches get stitches” mentality is pathetic. You wanna roll with d’gang, stay the hell out of the NFL. This is a ticket to LEAVE such idiocy, not extend it because you make big bucks now. Awful.

  17. This “innocent until proven guilty” and 5th Amendment right to not testify against yourself is for the courts only. I, on the other hand, can infer anything I want from a person’s refusal to answer questions; Even if I was on a jury.

  18. FoozieGrooler says:Feb 16, 2013 11:16 AM

    ripster65 says:
    “..if he’s completely innocent, what would he have to lose by cooperating?…”

    While I couldn’t care less about K. Britt, I’m disturbed by this whole “what’s he got to hide?” mentality that’s becoming so pervasive in this country.

    Last time I checked this was still America, and it’s the job of the authorities to prove my guilt, rather than forcing me to prove my innocence…
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    Again, why not just cooperate if he’s innocent? Sure, maybe he shouldn’t have to prove his innocense but based on his past, why is it so absurd to think he wasn’t involved. If I were totally innocent I’d be more than happy to cooperate to clear my name.

    He’d have absolutely nothing to lose. By not cooperating he’s practically giving them reason to believe he’s involved.

  19. He has the right not to talk to the police without his attorney present, but I doubt if Mr. Goodell is very happy with his stance on “Snitching”. He is a public figure and represents the NFL. Anytime he does’t want to represent the NFL, he is free to leave. Can’t have it both ways. The league wants good citizens. If you aren’t going to be a good citizen, learn how to wash cars.

  20. I don’t talk to cops when I am questioned.

    I also work in a Law Office so I know better than to incriminate myself and others.

    As much of a tool as Kenny Britt is, he doesn’t have to do anything except keep his mouth shut.

    Considering Florio IS a lawyer Smith, you shouldn’t be surprised by this.

  21. Perhaps the fella who did the stabbing is connected. I saw a guy get the snot beat out of him at a bar last week, neither he not his friends said a word to the cops. Why?? Because the guys who did it are high up in the Aryan Brotherhood and they knew that it would be a whole lot worse than a beat down if they said anything. Doesn’t matter if the guy doing the stabbing goes to jail…. He’s probably got friends.

  22. He should really consider spending a few of the dollars he’s been overpaid and get his teeth whitened while he still has the cash.

  23. scytherius says:
    Feb 16, 2013 10:26 AM
    Speaking as both a former Prosecutor, never, ever talk to the police. No good ever comes from it.
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    Speaking as both a former Prosecutor and what else? I find it hard to believe that you could ever win a case and even harder to believe you could actually pass a bar exam.

  24. I’d advise he only speak with the cops with his attorney present, since Britt potentially has a multi-million dollar career to lose if he as much as admits he smoke marijuana that night (since he violated the substance abuse program once already). As such, attorneys cost money and who are we to tell someone to spend their money on something they don’t want to do.

    For all the conservatives, can you not agree with that principle? Stand my ground surely means I can also keep my money and not pay my attorney to take me to county to speak with you.

    If he had a couple beers before driving his friend to the hospital that is enough of a reason to not speak to the police on record if you don’t have to. Everyone who hasn’t considered this is being naive.

  25. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Titans’ latest version of Pacman Jones! Kenny Britt is nothing but a punk. Between his inability to stay out of trouble and his injury history, he’ll be out of the NFL within a year or two and have plenty of time to hang with his homie’s

  26. By saying “What harm can there be by talking to the police if you are innocent” shows that you have no idea how the justice system works in this country. If the person who was stabbed does not want to provide to the police what information is needed why should Britt get involved. By taking his friend to get medical help he did all that he should. Once you start talking to the police you can be innocent but still get implicated by the answers you give to their questions. Once you start talking you can even be held liable for the things that you did not mention. It is a slippery slope best stayed away from. Every lawyer worth his salt will advise his client to stay mute.

  27. So, Obstruction Of Justice doesn’t violate the League’s Conduct Policy? Why hasn’t this jackass been thrown out of the NFL yet?

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