With the NFL too busy self-imploding to care about some of the less recognizable players in the sport, said players have taken it upon themselves to spend their free time in a more creative way.
Take Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt, for example. What with the league’s questionable status and all, he figured this was an opportune time to try out for the “World’s Dumbest Criminals” TV special. Any publicity is good publicity, right?
Britt was arrested on three charges Tuesday after he led police on a car chase through his hometown of Bayonne, N.J. This chase, mind you, featured the troubled Titans wide receiver attempting to escape both by automobile and by foot.
According to a Sgt. James Kulinski, Britt was eventually charges with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer, hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function following a stop. The first crime is a third-degree felony while the other two are just misdemeanors, the Bayonne official later said.
For what it’s worth, genius loves company. Jerel Lord, a passenger in Britt’s vehicle similarly faces three criminal charges, including, but not limited to: marijuana possession, resisting arrest and obstruction.
The whole situation occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police recounted. Britt’s Porsche was clocked going 71 mph in a 50 mph zone and, thus, officers attempted to stop the vehicle. Instead of pulling over, however, Britt opted to speed up and weave in and out of highway traffic before eventually stopping.
Catching up, police spotted the car on a local street and saw Britt and Lord walking from it. When asked about the situation, both men claimed they hadn’t been in the car.
This isn’t Britt’s first brush with the law. This past October, he was involved in a barroom fight at a Nashville club. However, he was able to escape that mess with no charges being filed against him. Earlier this past offseason, he was the subject of theft-by-deception charges after being accused by two bail bonds companies of not following through on a pledge to pay bail for a friend. Those charges were eventually downgraded.