Apparently Kenny Britt did not break any team rules this time. The Tennessee Titans wide receiver clearly broke a trust, though.
Britt’s decision to complain via a social media outlet Wednesday about a fine assessed by the team was not well-received by coach Mike Munchak.
“He brought attention to something that didn’t need to be talked about,” Munchak said. “But he did and it’s time to move forward.”
Britt posted a photo on Intstagram of the fine sheet, which showed he was to be docked $9,915 for having missed a scheduled treatment session with the team’s medical staff a day earlier. He included an expletive-filled caption in which he asked “Don’t dey know I have kids”?
He has been sidelined since the start of training camp because of offseason knee surgery and has not played since last September because of a separate knee injury, which required two surgical procedures within the last 11 months.
Britt spent part of Monday in New York to discuss with commissioner Roger Goodell an incident last month in which he was arrested and charged with drunk driving. The same day the bulk of the Titans conducted a joint workout with the Atlanta Falcons at Dalton, Ga.
Tuesday was an off day for the players, except those in need of treatment, for whateever reason. Britt skipped out on his.
“When you fine someone, it’s a private matter,” Munchak said. “That’s why we don’t talk about these things. It’s between the club and the player and it pretty much stays that way. It’s simple. The guys know the rules and if they don’t follow them, then there is no gray in them. There are consequences and that’s it. So we leave it at that and move on.”
Britt did not leave it at that, though.
Munchak repeatedly and intentionally was vague about his response or that of the team to Britt’s decision to go public with his displeasure other than to say that no additional fine was assessed.
“I will not fine him at this point,” he said. “Nothing has been done for me to fine him.
“… I did not read anything he wrote, I know he commented on how he felt. We left it at that. If we feel something else needs to be done then we will handle it.”
One thing that was certain was that he did not intend to engage Britt in any sort of public debate.
“We moved on. That’s all there is to it,” Munchak said. “We don’t dial out. We don’t talk to media about it. If something bad happens internally, we deal with it. There are consequences and that’s it.”