Report: Kenny Britt arrested for DUI

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Another day, another NFL player arrested for driving under the influence.

According to Nashville radio station 104.5 The Zone, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been arrested for DUI. Details on the arrest are still developing outside of the fact that it took place in Fort Campbell, an army base which is on the line between Kentucky and Tennessee. According to the report, Britt and teammate Tommie Campbell were bringing a female soldier back to the base when guards at the gate stopped the vehicle.

If true, this isn’t Britt’s first brush with the law. He had three bouts of legal trouble in 2011 for charges ranging from theft-by-deception to leading police on a car chase and resisting arrest. That led to a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell that did not achieve its goal of scaring Britt straight if the radio report is true. He wasn’t suspended because the incidents came during the lockout, but Britt’s record dates back beyond that — seven previous arrests altogether — something that’s sure to impact a decision about punishment from the league.

Britt has spent this offseason rehabbing the ACL and MCL he tore in his right knee early last season. Britt has had two surgeries on that knee and recently had one on his other knee. His recovery from those surgeries was a big concern for the Titans this offseason and now it appears we can add a possible suspension to that list.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Rams defensive end Robert Quinn have also recently been arrested on charges of driving drunk.

UPDATE: Via Paul Kuharsky of, the Titans have issued the usual boilerplate team statement in light of the report. “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more facts.”

25 responses to “Report: Kenny Britt arrested for DUI

  1. this has got to be some kind of record for off-season DUI arrests…I’ll have to look it up in the NFL record book

  2. Not good anywhere, but military jurisdiction won’t miss a single detail and won’t be bribed by some rich players money….HOOAH!

  3. good on the cops for finally starting to nail these guys. anyone involved in the nightlife (patron or staff) knows drinking and driving is RIDICULOUSLY common.

  4. I find it so hard to believe that someone is so careless with their life and career. He obviously doesn’t realize how lucky he is to be in the NFL, and doesn’t appreciate how short a career can be. In 5 years when he’s stocking shelves at the local Super Target, he’ll look back and realize how badly he messed up.

    Or maybe he won’t realize it.

  5. Maybe once one of these idiots crash and can’t play football again we will get a week or two break before the next dui… Who am I kidding, the crash will be the NFLs fault and the player will sue. Quick retirement

  6. When i was about 22, I was so drunk one time that I called a cab that ended up costing me about $50.00. I was broke for the better part of a week.

    My friends most recent DUI cost him$9,000.00.

    Wake up PEOPLE!! Call a cab! You make millions of dollars for crying out loud.

  7. I have no time for this crap. I am a Titan fan and I don’t care how talented he may be but the Titans need to cut him. No team should accept this behavior.

  8. It’s about time for the NFL to take a very hard stance on drinking and driving. In reality, drinking and driving is worse than bounties. Innocent people are killed as the result of drinking and driving.

    On the flip side, the NFL should reward players who stay out of trouble with some sort of incentive.

  9. Hammer, meet nail. This guy deserves a hefty suspension.

    PFT, why doesn’t somebody ask the NFLPA what they should do about the rising number of player DUI/DWIs?

    I still say that the NFLPA and the league need to jointly come up with a disciplinary plan for these incidents. Remove it from the substance abuse program. The drinking may fall under substance abuse but the actions taken while drunk do not. If a player gets drunk and gets into a bar fight (or anything else besides driving), it is handled via the conduct policy. Why is driving a car and endangering innocent lives treated differently?

    I believe, if the NFL is serious about fixing the issue, employees/players should be told that they will submit to breathalyzer/blood test if arrested for DUI/DWI. Any refusal or results over the legal limit should result in an automatic suspension of 2 games. Aggravating factors can be considered for harsher suspensions. 2nd offense = 8 games; 3rd = 16; 4th = lifetime ban with no chance of reinstatement. Base the decision solely on the players refusal to be tested or the test results. The legal gymnastics by the high priced lawyers can often get charges reduced or dropped but they cannot change the fact that these guys made a poor decision that jeopardized the lives of everyone unlucky enough to be around them. Hold them accountable. There is NO excuse for DUI/DWI.

  10. The most mind blowing part of all this is that to my knowledge most teams in the NFL have arrangements with local car services and security firms to get players to and from events where booze is served. (Even if I’m wrong, I make a fraction of what even the lowest paid player makes and I can afford a safe ride home.)

    I don’t have that luxury option (let’s call it what it is), I take cabs. Average cost for a cab ride home? $22 bucks. Average cost of a DUI? Around $1,300. If you drive drunk, you truly are a special kind of retard. If you drive drunk when you’re employer is willing to hire someone to get you to-and-fro while you drink, there is not a word for how foolish and stupid you are. It defies definition.

    I’m usually on the players’ side, but they deserve a healthy “eff you” for their behavior in this area. Freaking inexcusable.

    This is from 2010, you all should be outraged:

  11. This really boggles my mind..

    Tell me how the saints players and coaches get suspended for so long for keeping their play on the field by playing hard football.

    Yet you have all these other players taking their actions off the field and putting children and others lives in danger by making a decision to drive under the influence.

    These players tend to get few game suspensions?

    Come on Goodell. Time to get down to a more serious issue here. Pretty sure having nfl players putting people’s lives in serious threat and danger is a more embarrassment to the shield than then a pay for performance system.

  12. Protected class = NFL players

    They are in a union, therefore they can get away with whatever they want. Until the union is broken, permanently, the NFLPA has no reason to police its people

  13. It ain’t right – but dudes are getting that last minute partying in before Training Camps start next week.

  14. I still say that my favorite NFL ballplayer DUI incident involved going though the fastfood “drive-thru” !!! NOTHING can top that one but the continuous stream of DUI’s by NFL ballplayers is absolutely ridiculous !!! Increase the suspensions to 6 games for the first offense and shut this nonsense down…….

  15. jahbird says:
    (Even if I’m wrong, I make a fraction of what even the lowest paid player makes and I can afford a safe ride home.)

    A Highly logical statement on your part Mr. Bird.

    However, it’s unfortunately not a money thing.

    It’s a decision making issue. In other words, they just keep making bad decisions about how to behave when not dialed into the discipline of an NFL season.
    Like any other young adult, except compound it with loads of cash and a hefty dose of entitlement syndrome and this is what you get.

  16. See, this is what Mark Dayton was talking about!!! You can’t give these mature adults idle time, other wise they’ll feel compelled to get drunk, get behind the while and pay a visit to some fellow soldiers!

    But remember, Ray Lewis prophesied this a year ago during the lockout when he feared players will terrorize the streets if there is no season!!

  17. One thing to look into is whether the DUI was using the standard for that particular military base, or the state standard. When I was at Camp Lejeune in NC, the base standard was something like .04 – it was pretty silly. The state standard was still around .08-.10 or something normal. If Britt was blowing a .05 and it was only an issue because it was a military base rule that he probably didn’t know about, then I couldn’t be less concerned about it.

  18. It’s about time for the NFL to take a very hard stance on drinking and driving. In reality, drinking and driving is worse than bounties. Innocent people are killed as the result of drinking and driving.

    On the flip side, the NFL should reward players who stay out of trouble with some sort of incentive.

    NOTE: They already have an incentive to stay out of trouble. It’s called the privilege of playing in the NFL!

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