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Britt helps his high school team attend football camp

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With a never ending flow of Aaron Hernandez stories, we’re trying to periodically cleanse the page with a blurb or two about players doing something good.

According to the Jersey Journal, Titans receiver Kenny Britt has cut a check in the amount of $5,000 for the Bayonne High School football team.  The donation helped fund the 32-member squad’s recent trip to State College, Pennsylvania for a three-day football camp.

“I called him up and I talked to him and told him what we needed,” coach Rick Rodriguez told the Jersey Journal.  “I told him, ‘Now it’s your turn to help young Bayonne players’ who are in the same classroom that he was, wear the same uniform he did, wear the same helmet.”

After a rocky couple of years, Britt has remained out of trouble for an extended stretch of time.  It’s a sign that he’s maturing.

“I’ve been staying in contact with him,” Rodriguez said.  “I stress to him I want him to be a good pro, a true pro.  Do the right things, that’s what a true pro does.”
Britt has plenty of reasons to do that as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.  At one point, he seemed destined to land a huge second contract.  Now, he has to earn it.
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15 Responses to “Britt helps his high school team attend football camp”
  1. floratiotime says: Jul 5, 2013 11:25 AM

    This is like some sort of ‘scared straight’ exercise ?

  2. jaredo10 says: Jul 5, 2013 11:32 AM

    I live rite over the Bayonne bridge in Staten island..its awesome to hear a story like this. especially from this gut hopefully he starts focusing more in football becuz dude can straight up ball if healthy

  3. ryann252013 says: Jul 5, 2013 11:35 AM

    It’s sad that a lot of britts talent has been overshadowed by his off the field problems. You wonder how dangerous he could be.

  4. soia311 says: Jul 5, 2013 11:38 AM

    You can question his sincerity in this, but as someone who graduated from Bayonne High School myself, I’m glad he’s done something to give back and he’s making an effort (whether he was coached into it or not). As far as this being a sign that he’s maturing… I’ll believe it when I see it.

  5. ssblitz23 says: Jul 5, 2013 11:42 AM

    Note to players: Good publicity can be found for $5,000. It can also change lives. If you can’t afford that, something is wrong.

  6. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 5, 2013 11:55 AM

    Good for Brit. Glad he was willing to listen to his old coach and be blessing to these kids. #Way2GoBritt

  7. golforepar says: Jul 5, 2013 12:07 PM

    $5000 bought you a million fans! Good job Kenny!

  8. whitdog23 says: Jul 5, 2013 12:19 PM

    wouldnt be surprised to hear the coach put some of that $$ in his pocket

  9. bleedgreen says: Jul 5, 2013 12:27 PM

    An extended period of time? He was just being chased by the cops and he was refusing to cooperate with them < 6 months ago after his friend got stabbed.

  10. ryanrockzzz says: Jul 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    Does anyone else get the picture the coach just called him up and screamed at him until he gave 5,000?

  11. realskipbayless says: Jul 5, 2013 12:53 PM

    Its good to see Kenny maturing I hope he keeps himself out of trouble.

  12. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 5, 2013 12:55 PM

    No RyanRockzzz pretty sure your the only one..

  13. titansup55 says: Jul 5, 2013 3:09 PM

    Good for you Britt….am so glad you are showing signs of maturing and doing a good deed. Hope you have a great year with us this year. GO TITANS!

  14. titaniksigh says: Jul 5, 2013 3:27 PM

    If Britt can’t stay healthy, his off the field stupidity won’t matter as far as a 2nd contract is concerned. We know he can ride the bike on the sideline. I need to see him in the endzone.

  15. greyhawk9 says: Jul 6, 2013 10:21 AM

    It was probably court ordered

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