Britt makes waves on web with alleged retirement, change of plans

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 6:52pm
Staff reports

Kenny Britt’s not-so-excellent offseason adventure extended into cyberspace this week.

The Tennessee Titans wide receiver, who has been arrested twice in New Jersey and has outstanding warrants pending in Tennessee, said his Facebook account was hacked and messages posted briefly on his page related to retirement were a hoax, according to a report in the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger.

"my facebook was hacked with those past 2 status's.. i am not retiring and do not have any hate toward the commissioner,” a later post read.

Two messages appeared within 25 minutes of each other Monday and were later removed, the first of which claimed Britt planned to retire and contained an expletive directed toward NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The second one rescineded the alleged announcement.

The first read: "Retiring From the NFL. [Expletive] You Goddell,"

The second read: "Change of HEart.. My family is always here for me. I made mistakes and i am sorry i am going to change and become a better person and mentor for all my young fans.. I will accept any penalty like a man.. The road beings Sept 11 in Jacksonville.. ill be ready!!!"

Britt’s most recent arrest was June 8. He was charged with resisting arrest and obstruction, both of which have since been downgraded.

Titans coaches have maintained throughout the offseason that the 2009 first-round draft pick remains a significant part of the team’s plans on offense.

4 Comments on this post:

By: fdanshep on 6/22/11 at 5:58

Sorry, Kenny Britt. You are just throwing up too many red flags. Are you getting caught every time or are these just the ones that you are unlucky on? Those who would minimize the issues because they are relativly minor or that "he's just a kid" are in fact enablers. Hopefully the Titans or the league will apply a "no tolerance" rule for you in the future, hit you where it hurts and suspend you without pay.

By: gdiafante on 6/22/11 at 6:03

So really, what is the problem with the Titans? Did the previous regime completely ignore character when drafting players or is there something in the water in Nashville that turns seemingly benign college players into thugs?

By: global_citizen on 6/22/11 at 8:19

Didn't Anthony Weiner at first claim his Twitter account was hacked? Just saying.

By: TITAN1 on 6/22/11 at 11:31

gd, in my opinion a lot of these young players can't handle the money and spotlight. They should have matured by now but some of them just never get it. I don't remember him have any major issues that would cause concern when he was in college.