Report: Britt posts $165,000 bail for convicted felon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10:15pm

For the second time in the span of a week, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been in the news in legal matters in his home state of New Jersey.

Britt, who was arrested Jan. 15 for three outstanding traffic tickets in New Jersey totaling $865, posted $165,000 bail for a rapper friend, who is also a twice-convicted felon, according to the Hudson Reporter’s website.

Albert Robinson of Jersey City, N.J., was convicted of two different weapons charges in 2007, according to the report and was appearing in court on a charge of hindering the prosecution and possession of a firearm in connection with a Jersey City murder in December.

Robinson served 18 months of a three-year sentence in a state prison on convictions of possession of a handgun and aggravated assault for pointing a handgun.

“Everyone is entitled to post bail for someone,” Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio told the Hudson Reporter last week. “These were legitimate funds that were presented for the defendant. Regardless of what has happened in the past, [Robinson] is still innocent until proven guilty.”

Britt explained the situation in a statement released through the Titans in the matter.

“Albert (Albee) and I are childhood friends and I am no way condoning any of his past actions. There are a number of people that I grew up with who had problems,” Britt said. “Myself and others were fortunate enough to find our way. We want to try to help some of the others who have had problems and show them a way to success. I am hoping Albee can one of those guys.”

Still, DeFazio questioned why Britt would pay bail in the situation.

“In our society, people are judged by the company they keep,” DeFazio said. “It’s clear that there is a long-standing relationship between the defendant and Mr. Britt. But these charges against the defendant are very serious, one being a homicide-related incident. You can easily see what the guy is all about. A victim was shot to death in Jersey City.”

 

 

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7 Comments on this post:

By: frank brown on 1/21/10 at 1:28

The thought process for these boys from the ghetto is certainly different. You refuse to pay 865.00 in traffic violations (which probably were less at origination) but you post 165,000 bond for a convicted friend (who just happens to be a felon)

I would like to keep a tab on this transaction. Britt will never see a penny of the juice money that this bond cost him . Bonds have a cost even if the bonded shows up for trail. I call this the juice.

Britt has proven that someday he will return to the ghetto.

By: frank brown on 1/21/10 at 1:28

The thought process for these boys from the ghetto is certainly different. You refuse to pay 865.00 in traffic violations (which probably were less at origination) but you post 165,000 bond for a convicted friend (who just happens to be a felon)

I would like to keep a tab on this transaction. Britt will never see a penny of the juice money that this bond cost him . Bonds have a cost even if the bonded shows up for trail. I call this the juice.

Britt has proven that someday he will return to the ghetto.

By: dargent7 on 1/21/10 at 7:33

Mr. Brown is harsh in his criticism, but accurate. NFL players have hundred's of thousands cash on hand, and when not on the field for 3 hours one day a week, for only 4 months of the year, are into NO GOOD.

By: cmgish on 1/21/10 at 8:47

The traffic tickets could just be an oversight (I know that's a stretch, but during a football season, I would think that it would be easy to forget about them). As far as bailing out his buddy...some people have a hard time accepting the fact that relationships with childhood friends change. Maybe Kenny Britt still has a "ghetto attitude," I mean, I don't know the guy so I guess that's possible. I would say that he obviously goes way back with this guy and just can't accept that he's a different person from the friend he used to know. Maybe he believes there is some kind of mix-up. The prosecutor is right though, the charges are very serious. Hopefully for Kenny Britt's sake, he will take a hard look at who his real friends are and the company that he keeps. Just ask Pac-Man about that.

By: HighlyAnnoyed on 1/21/10 at 9:33

College and professional football are same havens for criminals and thugs. It all starts with college recruting where they treat thugs, that normally wouldn't attend college, like they are special and give them scholarships and perks. This is all driven by the lack of any real morals by the football fans. They don't care as long as their team wins. Football fans don't really have a right to complain about all the thugs in their sport because they support it.

By: jwk6179 on 1/21/10 at 9:54

Just look at Pac-Man Jones. As long as he was able to return punts and interceptions for TouchDowns, it didn't matter to a MAJORITY of Titan fans it didn't matter what he did off the field, especially to a few poster that post on here on a regular basis. But once he was no longer a Titan, these very same fans wanted the BOOK thrown at Pac-Man. If Kenny Britt (not KB) played for another NFL team (espcially if he played for a Division rival), they would want the NFL to start an IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION on this matter. But since he plays for the Titans, these very same fans will want this SWEPT UNDER THE RUG and say it's no big thing.

By: chillyvillain on 1/21/10 at 11:27

Great, here we go again - Pacman 2. I don't care if this a-hole can catch passes hanging upside down with his back turned, trade him. There's trouble ahead... As long as this organization tolerates the kind of BS they have in the past, you will NEVER see a championship here.