Titans receiver Kenny Britt had multiple brushes with the law during the lockout, along with multiple brushes with the law before the lockout. And it appears that the stuff that happened in the lockout won’t be staying in the lockout.
Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports that the league says discipline against Britt “is pending.” That’s what NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told McCormick, and it means that Britt could be fined and/or suspended for things that happened during the lockout.
Regardless of whether Britt deserves it (and it’s not hard to argue that he does), the idea that the league could impose discipline on players for things happening away from work at a time when they weren’t permitted to go to work falls beyond any bounds of fairness, logic, and common sense. The fact that the league apparently still clings to its desire to impose rules regarding what a player does on his own time when all time was his own time because the league had padlocked the doors — and that the NFLPA apparently has yet to conclusively foreclose such possibilities — makes the league’s handling of the Terrelle Pryor situation look like successful brain transplant surgery.