According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the troubled WR was arrested for a DUI at Fort Campbell, an Army installation on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee.
#Titans release comment on Britt incident: “We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering more facts.”— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) July 20, 2012
This is certainly not the first run-in with law enforcement officials that Britt has had during his sometimes brilliant, often tumultuous professional football career.
Michael Fabiano of NFL.com noted that this was the 23-year-old’s eighth arrest since joining the league in 2009.
So Kenny Britt would now have 8 arrests since joining the NFL in 2009. He's going to be facing major consequences from the league IMO.— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) July 20, 2012
Britt, a New Jersey native and former Rutgers Scarlet Knights standout, has a rap sheet that includes resisting arrest and marijuana possession following a car chase back in 2011.
Considering all of the high-profile incidents in his past, it’s highly likely that commissioner Roger Goodell, who has been attempting to clean up the league’s image during his tenure, will punish Britt.
The commish is going to have his hands full, as Yahoo! Sports’ Doug Farrar found this was the 27th NFL player to be arrested since the Super Bowl concluded on February 5.
Kenny Britt's DUI makes it 27 arrests since the Super Bowl.— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) July 20, 2012
Britt, who has been dealing with multiple knee injuries and surgeries since destroying his right ACL and MCL against the Denver Broncos back in September of 2011, was unlikely to suit up for Titans training camp next week.
He recently had another surgery on his left knee.
Britt’s knee problems, coupled with his legal troubles, put his tenure with the Titans—and potentially his career in the NFL—in serious jeopardy.