Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt caused a stir earlier this week when he responded to being benched briefly during Sunday’s loss to the Texans by tweeting that the Titans were treating him the same way they treated tight end Jared Cook before letting Cook leave as a free agent this offseason.
Britt was asked about the tweet on Wednesday and said he didn’t regret going public with his feelings. He explained that he thought people misunderstood his message as one of selfishness and tried to set the record straight about his feeling that the team wasn’t being honest about the reasons they gave for the benching. Titans coach Mike Munchak said that Britt was sat down after picking up his second holding penalty in two weeks, but Britt believes the team is just looking for an excuse to usher him out the door.
“I am not a selfish person, and I really don’t care about getting the ball or anything like that,” Britt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “It’s just a point of them saying they took me out because of [blocking]. Were they wrong for benching me? I believe so. And I believe the excuse they gave was wrong because at that point in time when they did bench me it had nothing to do with me having mistakes. … I saw what happened with Cook last year, and them saying he wasn’t getting the ball because he was making mistakes. I don’t think that was the case last year, and I don’t think that’s the case with me this year.”
The Titans have asked Britt to stop airing his grievances on social media, but said there won’t be any further discipline coming from the team. Should Britt fail to hold his tongue in the future, that could change but it seems the die has been cast on his future in Tennessee even if he refrains from stoking the flame.