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.