All it takes is one 225-yard, three touchdown day to get everyone to forgive any of pesky off-field problems.
By the end of Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt’s tour de force, he was embraced by a Nashville Metro police officer as he left the field, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. You can’t make this stuff up.
“If that guy wants to go out on the town clubbing
then let him be,” Titans tight end Bo Scaife said. “Just get him security next time. They better let him alone. But that boy is a ticking time bomb
on the field and off.”
Harold Pointer knows it too. That’s the man who accuses Britt of punching him in the face, requiring stitches. Pointer’s lawyer William Stover says his client spoke with police over the weekend.
“I think there is enough evidence for a warrant to be issued against Mr. Britt,” Stover said.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher, meanwhile, kept the performance in perspective.
“It was a great performance. I mean, it was an outstanding performance,” Fisher said. “It is two separate issues right now.”
He’s right. As fans, we don’t really care what a player does off the field as long as he can perform on the field. Ben Roethlisberger is the latest example of that. We don’t care if players are “good people” or “do the right thing” because knowing them in any meaningful way is an illusion. We know how they play.
Kenny Britt broke out Sunday, lifting the Titans to 5-2, and that’s all that really matters to the people in LP Field on Sunday. Well, at least until Britt’s off-field problems prevent him from playing.