Britt warned — not suspended — by NFL commissioner

Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 12:25am

No more wondering.

Kenny Britt received word Saturday during the Tennessee Titans’ 14-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would not suspend him for a series of off-the-field incidents while NFL players were locked out this offseason.

“I’m really happy it’s resolved,” Britt said in the locker room following the contest. “It’s behind me now. Now I have 100 percent of my mind on football and the start of the season.”

If only his body was 100 percent healthy.

Britt was held out of the game against Chicago, as he was for previous contests against Minnesota and St. Louis, because of lingering concern over a hamstring injury that cost him four games during the 2010 season.

I think it's just good to have that whole situation behnd us now," coach Mike Muncahak said. "It's something we had to deal with as an organization when the lockout ended. ... We're just looking forward to getting him on the field."

Tennessee concludes the preseason Thursday at New Orleans and opens the regular season Sept. 11 at Jacksonville.

"I'm going to go out there Monday [for practice] and see what I've got," Britt said. "Hopefully I can go out there and play with my teammates [Thursday]."

Goodell’s decision, made four days after a face-to-face meeting between the two in New York, contained a caveat.

"The Commissioner restated his expectation that Britt will be responsible for his actions going forward and noted that future incidents will lead to appropriate discipline," league spokesman Greg Aiello said.

Britt was arrested three times during the offseason — twice in his home state of New Jersey and once in Tennessee.

“I hope I don’t get no letters, nothing — no calls or anything — from him again in my life, unless [it’s] ‘good job on the field,' ” Britt said. “There’s always doubt in your mind that things might happen to you. … It came out good on my behalf.”