Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on August 6, 2012. This was the second time in approximately one year that Britt has visited Commissioner Goodell. Britt awaits a court date after he was charged with a DUI when he tried to enter an Army post in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. That incident occurred on July 20. That was Britt's eighth arrest since joining the Titans in 2009.
Britt meets Commissioner Goodell on August 6. The Titans fined him for a violation on August 7. Britt complains on a social media website on August 8. It sounds like Britt is having an eventful week.
The Tennessean has reported that Britt was fined $9,915 for an "Unexcused missed mandatory scheduled appointment with club trainer… (continued?)." Britt posted an image of the fine on Instagram. Britt had also reportedly written the following text under that image:
"Yu gotta be (expletive) kidding me.. walk back to dis.. Don't dey know I have kids .. I'm tired of did (expletive)."
Yu stands for "You." Dis stands for "This." Dey stands for "They." Did stands for "This." The (expletives) are profanity. Translation (without expletives): "You got to be kidding me.. Walk back to this.. don't they know I have kids.. I'm tired of this."
This isn't Britt's first incident with social media. His Facebook account was "Allegedly" hacked during the NFL lockout in June 2011. The Tennessean had reported the following comments to be associated with his Facebook account:
"Retiring from the NFL. (Expletive, actually one letter and three asterisks) You Goddell."
Either Britt forgot that he had kids or the hackers (dey) didn't know. What I do know is that "Don't dey know I have kids" won't work well if he ever seeks employment outside of the NFL. Employers aren't sympathetic to such cries.
My initial reaction to this story: disbelief. I couldn't believe this occurred two days after meeting Commissioner Goodell. I'd have no complaint if Britt were released. I'd encourage Commissioner Goodell to give him a one-year suspension. I'm sick of Britt's shtick. I don't want players to think that behavior will be tolerated. Discipline is overdue for Britt.
At the same time, I can't believe that anyone can continue to have such foolish judgment without some heavy influences from drugs and-or alcohol. This isn't like Adam (Pacman) Jones. Most of these incidents are minor, yet so foolish.
The Instagram is a perfect example of that. It's similar to when people post foolish pictures on their Facebook accounts whenever they become tipsy. I can't imagine such poor judgment from a sober mind. It's more understandable (not anymore acceptable) when influenced by intoxicants. The DUI is proof that he consumes alcohol. It also proves that he can't make reasonable judgments while he's on it.
Or maybe he has gotten that big of an ego from being a 23-year-old rich man.
Britt is throwing his career away. Only he can revive it. He has to care to fix whatever leads him to make these head-scratching decisions. The Titans can't do it for him.
Neither can the Dallas Cowboys nor the Cincinnati Bengals.
Joshua Huffman graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a marketing major in 2009. He's been a Middle Tennessee resident from 1986-88 and 2001-present. He lived in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin from 1988-01 and for approximately eight months in 2009-10 as he completed a 20-game volunteer position with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. His favorite sports organizations include the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans. He can be found on Twitter HERE.
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