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Britt acquitted of DUI charges

Titans Colts Football AP

Titans receiver Kenny Britt has one less thing to worry about.

The oft-arrested wideout has been acquitted on DUI charges arising from a July 2012 arrest, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.  Britt’s lawyer advised Wyatt of the outcome.

The NFL suspended Britt one game in the aftermath of the arrest, the latest in a Pacmanesque string of police encounters.

The DUI arrest came at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as Britt was driving a female solider back to the base.

The outcome won’t do anything to hurt Britt’s standing with the Titans.  The team plans to keep him, and G.M. Ruston Webster touched on Britt and various other Titans topics during a Tuesday visit to PFT Live.

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32 Responses to “Britt acquitted of DUI charges”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 19, 2013 8:13 PM

    If the DUI don’t fit, you must acquit Britt. I made that up.

  2. ttommytom says: Mar 19, 2013 8:16 PM

    And with the 29th pick in the 2009 Draft, the New York Giants select…Hakeem Nicks

  3. cuda1234 says: Mar 19, 2013 8:17 PM

    So he was suspended one game without pay for something he didn’t do? Also, did that affect the outcome of the game? Maybe someone at the league had a bet on that one….

  4. tangeuray says: Mar 19, 2013 8:17 PM

    How much did he pay to get he charges dropped?

  5. 1oldpro says: Mar 19, 2013 8:21 PM

    I don’t like the Titans, but I’m happy about this. In this country, not guilty means not guilty.

  6. justintuckrule says: Mar 19, 2013 8:25 PM

    Did he celebrate his acquittal by having a few?

  7. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 19, 2013 8:28 PM

    Hope he doesn’t go out drinking to celebrate

  8. bartlettruss says: Mar 19, 2013 8:30 PM

    Does he get his one game’s pay back?

  9. mz1394 says: Mar 19, 2013 8:31 PM

    Give this idiot a month or 2 and he will be in trouble again

  10. dctitanfan says: Mar 19, 2013 8:38 PM

    Goodell is dumb.

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 19, 2013 8:50 PM

    I’m not trying to condone drunken driving or what Kenny Britt did…

    But DUI arrests have become a huge money making machine for local and state governments…

    In which that money, like the rest they take in forms of taxes and so forth, gets pissed away.

    And the problem is never solved.

  12. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 19, 2013 8:55 PM

    How do these morons keep getting acquitted for crimes they commit and everyone else doesn’t?

    Oh yeah, that’s right…money. What a system.

  13. abninf says: Mar 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    A civilian with string of police encounters gets acquitted and a soldier who served in combat would have his career destroyed for a DUI on base.

  14. mj1818 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:01 PM

    Kenny Britt gets a DUI, he gets acquitted and maybe a two game suspension. Average Joe gets a DUI, he gets fired.

    This is a great lesson to teach our young ones.

  15. thefiesty1 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:18 PM

    Great pick. Pray it away.

  16. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:21 PM

    abninf says:
    Mar 19, 2013 9:00 PM
    A civilian with string of police encounters gets acquitted and a soldier who served in combat would have his career destroyed for a DUI on base.
    ___________

    A soldier who drives drunk ON BASE deserves to have his/her career ruined. Were you that guy?

  17. reasonablemindsays says: Mar 19, 2013 9:25 PM

    Trade him to the Eagles where he will flourish in Kelly’s new scheme.

  18. wvphil7 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    This is lawsuit material, innocent until proven guilty, the NFL and any employer cannot act on charges not proven. He is due back pay plus damages. NFL will need to pay….

  19. mjkelly77 says: Mar 19, 2013 9:58 PM

    wvphil7 says:Mar 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    This is lawsuit material, innocent until proven guilty, the NFL and any employer cannot act on charges not proven. He is due back pay plus damages. NFL will need to pay….
    __________________

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. What will you say next month when he gets arrested again?

  20. titans12thman says: Mar 19, 2013 10:05 PM

    I’ve been bustin’ britts cahones for awhile now for his off the field conduct and was waiting for the outcome on this. Who am I to say he was guilty or not, all I know is this….this will be his last chance or he will be competing with pacman to be the guest speaker at the next rookie seminar.

  21. smokinjoes91 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:45 PM

    Dang, hope my DUI case goes as smoothly next month..

  22. jers10 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:50 PM

    Now lets get back to the road to the Division Title, BRIT

  23. micker716 says: Mar 19, 2013 11:37 PM

    “Not guilty” doesn’t mean innocent.

  24. jfinn5 says: Mar 20, 2013 3:27 AM

    I am sure he will find trouble in less than 24 hours. What a waist of talent.

  25. fuglyflorio says: Mar 20, 2013 5:17 AM

    Must be great to be a rich and famous athlete.

  26. shlort says: Mar 20, 2013 6:43 AM

    He was aquitted of the charge. Apparently there was a mistake made in the process of the arrest. He is not “Not guilty”, he just got away with it.

  27. shlort says: Mar 20, 2013 6:46 AM

    wvphil7 says:Mar 19, 2013 9:46 PM

    This is lawsuit material, innocent until proven guilty, the NFL and any employer cannot act on charges not proven. He is due back pay plus damages. NFL will need to pay….
    ________________________________

    I believe the NFL has a conduct policy that everyone agrees to. The NFL can suspend a player or fine a player for any number of things. If Britt doesn’t like it, he can quit the NFL. Britt isn’t the first player to be suspended for conduct issues and not be convicted of a crime. Money talks in this country and the richer you are, the more you get away with.

  28. billh1947 says: Mar 20, 2013 7:45 AM

    So he was arrested for DUI by the police,usually they give you another test at the station to get your BAC,he must have failed both tests to end up in court on the charge.how exactly does a DUI defendant get aquitted when his BAC had to be high enough to get arrested in the first place and if it wasnt then why was he arrested for DUI.

  29. wikipediasaidso says: Mar 20, 2013 7:46 AM

    Having lived through both, there is still very little about Britt that feels “Pacmanesque.”

    Pacman was an angry ticking time bomb whose police reports usually involved the word “altercation”. Sometimes involving deadly weapons. His temper was explosive, and that was scary.

    Britt is really not that guy. But it’s still frustrating to watch him jeopardize his career because he just can’t or won’t grow up.

  30. billh1947 says: Mar 20, 2013 7:53 AM

    “Britt was given three field sobriety tests, then handcuffed and taken to Fort Campbell police station where he refused a Breathalyzer test. Britt signed on the implied consent form that he refused the breath test because he had passed the field sobriety tests.”
    Field sobriety tests cant determine BAC and he refused a Breathalyzer,under most states law that makes you guilty as charged.he was afraid to take it because he stated he had three shots before driving.

  31. hollywood26 says: Mar 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    So now not guilty means nothing but an arrest equalled guilty? Some of you are really idiots. If he gets arrested again tomorrow it still won’t change the fact that he is NOT GUILTY of something that cost him money

  32. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 20, 2013 9:52 AM

    I’m not trying to condone drunken driving or what Kenny Britt did…

    But DUI arrests have become a huge money making machine for local and state governments…

    In which that money, like the rest they take in forms of taxes and so forth, gets pissed away.

    And the problem is never solved.

    ————

    No, DUI arrests are a huge financial burden on local and state governments. They’re very technical cases to prove, the acquittal rates are high, and when convictions do come, the fines offenders pay are but a small fraction of what it costs to pay the police, prosecutors, and court staff to prosecute them.

    The only people making money off of DUI cases are defence lawyers.

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