Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt does not appear to be spending his lockout time productively, unless you think being involved in a police chase is a great way to sharpen your reaction time and fine motor skills.
Britt has been charged with lying to an officer and obstructing governmental function, both misdemeanors, and also with eluding a police officer, which is a felony.
Tell us about it, Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez.
According to a police report, the incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when Britt was clocked driving his blue Porsche at 71 mph in a 50-mph zone. When an officer attempted to enter the roadway to stop the vehicle, the Porsche accelerated and began weaving in and out of highway traffic. The Porsche then exited the highway and was spotted on a local street with Britt and [23-year-old Jerel] Lord walking away from the vehicle.
The officer ordered them to stop and began questioning Britt and Lord, both of whom denied being in the vehicle. At one point during the interview, Lord ran away on foot, but he was apprehended a block away by a pursuing officer.
Britt, who was recognized as a Titans player, admitted that the Porsche was his after being asked by the officer about the Tennessee plates on the vehicle. Britt, however, claimed he wasn't the driver.
I'm no master criminal, so maybe I'm wrong about this, but it seems like a bad idea to ever run from the cops. I don't recall ever hearing a conversation that went like this:
"Hey man, I just ran away from the cops. And I got away!"
"Really? What happened then?"
"Well, they left me alone and I lived happily ever after."
I don't think it works like that. When police decide they want to talk to you, they're pretty well set on that idea. Unless you're willing to flee to Venezuela and never come back, they're probably going to get their way.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has vowed, when the lockout ends, to punish players for violating the league's code of conduct during the lockout. Britt has that to look forward to.