Watch your back, Kojak, Columbo and Sherlock Holmes; Jeff Fisher may be taking his talents to private investigation.
Before determining what sort of punishment he would give to wide receiver Kenny Britt(notes) for being involved in a bar fight early Friday morning, the Tennessee Titans head coach went to the scene of the alleged crime and did a little detective work about the case:
"I went with the intention of getting as much information as I possibly could prior to making a decision on whether Kenny was going to play or not. I felt the best way was to go down there and see if I could find out on my own." [...]
"I am not going to go into details, but I did talk to people there," Fisher said. "And from what I was able to obtain, it was more clear that I needed to delay the decision.''
According to The Tennessean, Fisher's investigation included speaking with a number of employees at Nashville's Karma Lounge, a club which boasts it's status as the city's "newest, hottest nightclub" with the "sexiest go-go dancers" and a "10,000 watt turbo sound system." (Yeah, an "investigation." Like Jeff Fisher wasn't already planning on going to the Karama Lounge on a Friday night.) After speaking with them, Fisher determined that he needed to delay his decision before jumping to conclusions.
He ended up suspending Britt for the first quarter. When the second-year receiver returned to the game, he posted a record-setting day for the Titans, hauling in seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Due in part to Britt's heroics, Tennessee defeated the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, 37-19.
Britt had allegedly joined in a bar fight between two patrons at the Karma Lounge and punched one man in the face, giving him four stitches. He could face misdemeanor assault charges.
Magnum P.I. Fisher said the Titans could levy further sanctions against Britt once the police investigation concludes.