Titans receiver Britt arrested by Hoboken vice over 'blunt' object
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested again in New Jersey, a day after appearing in court for a previous arrest on traffic charges.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver
was arrested again in New Jersey, a day after appearing in court for a previous arrest on traffic charges.
Police said the former Rutgers star was charged with resisting arrest after two plainclothes officers suspected he was carrying a marijuana cigar and attempted to handcuff him at a Hoboken carwash Wednesday evening.
Hoboken Detective Sgt. Sam Williams said two detectives from the city's vice squad were in line to pay at the carwash when they detected an odor of marijuana, and one noticed Britt allegedly holding a brown, rolled cigar they believed to be a blunt.
Both detectives identified themselves as police, Williams said, and attempted to handcuff Britt, who allegedly tried to wrestle free and push away while attempting to crush the cigar in his fist. Williams said police believe a man who was with Britt may have disposed of the cigar in the scuffle as police wrestled Britt to the floor and handcuffed him; the other man has not been charged.
Britt is charged with obstructing the administration of the law, resisting arrest and tampering with or fabricating evidence. Police did not recover the cigar or find any drugs on Britt, and he has not been charged with any drug-related offenses. Britt was released on his own recognizance, according to police, and has a June 16 court date.
Britt pleaded guilty Tuesday to motor vehicle violations related to an April arrest on speeding charges in Bayonne.
Britt was the star of the Titans' 37-19 win over the Eagles last Oct. 24, with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
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