Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports Thursday afternoon that Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been suspended for just one game for the upcoming 2012 season.
Britt has had eight incidents involving the police since the Titans drafted him in 2009, with the last ending in his arrest for driving under the influence back in late July of this year.
The Titans troublesome wide receiver is still recovering from a torn right ACL that he suffered last September and he has had two arthroscopic surgeries since then. He was recently taken off of the Titans PUP list and might be ready for week 2 of the season following his one game suspension.
Wyatt points out all the of the run ins that Britt has had with law dating back to January of 2010 and they include everything from outstanding traffic warrants to his most recent DUI charge.
Britt met with commissioner Roger Goodell last season and that time no punishment was handed down. Goodell warned Britt at that time that if he had any more off-field mistakes that he would likely receive discipline from the league. Some discipline.
As you can imagine, I think this is a joke. I could only imagine the outrage had this been a Steelers player that got off this easy. Check that. No I couldn\’t, because it would have never played out like this.
To put all of this in perspective, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Weslye Saunders was suspended for four games for reportedly taking the banned drug Adderall. Both of his appeals to have it shortened were denied.
Now I am not saying that Saunders shouldn\’t have been suspended, but when you look at the actions of Britt, who continued to ignore the warning given to him by Goodell, he should have been given at least four games.
The league is once again sending the wrong message to its players, but it is not surprising when you realize who the one is that is sending the message.