According to various reports, the following updates appeared in succession on Britt's Facebook page Monday.
"Retiring From the NFL. F*** You Goddell."
"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!!!"
"my facebook was hacked with those past 2 status's.. i am not retiring and do not have any hate toward the commissioner."
Britt's Facebook page is only visible to his "friends" (or may have been taken down all together) so I can't see it, but the posts have been reported by Pro Football Talk, NJ.com, and SLAM! Sports, as first observed by the Newark Star-Ledger's Brendan Prunty.
I don't know Kenny Britt, so I'm not going to doubt his story that an unscrupulous hacker took over his Facebook account. I will say, though, that Britt was extremely lucky to have been the victim of a hacker capable of a quick change of heart, and then to volunteer to become a mentor for his young fans. So few hackers would go to that trouble.
Just to play devil's advocate, though, let's entertain the wild notion that Britt posted these things himself. Perhaps he got some indication that he would be, upon the end of the lockout, suspended for his behavior this offseason.
In April, he was arrested for speeding and then leading police on a chase, and the day after appearing in court and having those charges dropped, he was arrested for obstructing the administration of the law, resisting arrest and tampering with or fabricating evidence. Police claimed they smelled marijuana, and Britt, while resisting arrest, crushed up a cigar with his hand.
And again, if it was Britt, it would take a lot of nerve for him to lob an F-bomb at anyone, considering how challenging he's found it to go an hour or two without getting arrested in the past couple of months. What, that's someone else's fault? Believe me, I'm no Roger Goodell fan, but I'm pretty sure he's blame-free in regards to the trials and tribulations of Kenny Britt.
I guess none of that matters, though, since Britt was clearly the victim of a hacker. Poor guy just can't catch a break.
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