There’s a chance that, at some point before the start of the season, NFL observers simultaneously will exclaim, “Oh my God, they killed Kenny!”
Titans receiver Kenny Britt met with Commissioner Roger Goodell after Britt’s eighth run-in with authorities since joining the NFL in 2009. And if Britt will be suspended, he’s not bothered by the possibility.
“That’s just another bump in the road, another pothole in the road that we’ve got to go over and smoothing that out,” Britt said Tuesday, via the Associated Press. “That’s something I’m not putting in my head right now, just hoping to recover from these knee injuries.”
It may not be in his head, but it soon could be in his face, via a letter from Goodell. Though Britt would have the ability to appeal, a decision from Goodell could come at any time.
The real question is whether Goodell would have grounds to suspend Britt for a first-offense DUI, which was the reason for Britt’s most recent arrest. Under the substance-abuse policy, a player’s initial DUI ordinarily triggers a two-game fine.
“They said they’d get back to me when he can,” Britt said. “I’m not waiting for it. That’s not where my mind is right now. My mind is just get back on the field.”
If he’s going to be suspended, it would be better for the Titans if it happens at a time when he’s not ready to play, due to lingering problems with a knee in which the ACL tore last September without contact.
And that’s the bigger issue for the Titans. Britt remains unable to perform, nearly a year after tearing the ligament.