A photo of the Titans' notice to fine Kenny Britt appeared on the receiver's Instagram account Wednesday. /The Tennessean
By Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean
Kenny Britt's off-field antics ticked off NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and now the wide receiver has given the Titans another reason to be upset with him.
In his first public comments since a DUI charge last month
- his eighth brush with the law since the Titans drafted him in 2009 -
Britt said he's worried he might be suspended in the wake of his meeting
with Goodell in New York on Monday.
It was his second such meeting with the commissioner in less than a year.
is my gut telling me? I really don't know," Britt said Wednesday.
"(Goodell) didn't really give me any body language on what is going to
happen. He just wasn't really pleased about seeing me in there; no
person would like to see a player in their office twice in one year.
should be worried about going to see the commissioner twice in one
year, to tell you the truth. I just have to take it on the chin and move
Later on Wednesday, Britt used social media to air his
frustrations about the Titans fining him more than $9,000 for missing an
injury rehab session. It added another layer of drama to the team's
marriage with Britt, who continues to make headlines for things other
than catching footballs.
Britt was charged with DUI last month as
he tried to enter the Army post at Fort Campbell, Ky. He declined to
answer questions from reporters about what happened, but said he offered
an explanation to Goodell.
"That's something I would rather keep
to myself," Britt said. "... I regret every incident in my life and I
regret the things that I did in the past. We have to learn from all of
our mistakes. ... I am moving forward."
Britt met with Goodell
late last August after several off-field incidents, but he escaped
punishment because the incidents occurred during the lockout. At the
time, Goodell indicated Britt had little to no margin for error.
NFL spokesman declined to comment about Monday's meeting between
Goodell and Britt. Titans coach Mike Munchak said on Tuesday he didn't
know when the NFL would announce anything about Britt.
Running back Chris Johnson said he hopes the commissioner shows mercy.
is a situation where Goodell, it don't matter if you are right or
wrong, you are going to have to go see him," Johnson said. "It is a
situation where Kenny is going to have to go to court and see what
happens with that. Don't nobody know the truth but him and the
Britt's post on his Instagram account (kennybritt18) could put him in more hot water with the Titans.
with a picture of a $9,915 fine for missing a rehab assignment is a
comment, presumably by Britt: "Yu gotta be (expletive) kidding me.. walk
back to dis.. Don't dey know I have kids .. I'm tired of did
Britt, who spoke in the locker room immediately
after practice, could not be reached for comment after the post was
discovered. Munchak also was unavailable for comment, and a team
spokesman declined to comment.
Britt later deleted the post.
team's fine sheet said Britt's violation was an "unexcused missed
mandatory scheduled appointment w/ club trainer" on Tuesday.
It also said it was "Violation 1" for Britt, who is recovering from surgeries on both knees.
year, derogatory comments about Goodell were discovered on Britt's
Facebook page, yet Britt claimed his account had been hacked.
Britt was back on the practice field Wednesday, taking part in rehab drills under the supervision of the team's training staff.
hear a lot of stuff about him, but at the end of the day, people don't
know Kenny, they don't know his situation, they don't know where he came
from and they don't know what he has been through," Titans wide
receiver Damian Williams said. "From a guy I talk to every day - he has
been to my house, I have been to his house, we have been in the trenches
every day - I know the type of guy that he is. We have his back."