Britt acquitted of DUI charges

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. 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….

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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….

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. “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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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    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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