Report: Kenny Britt, cops have met
Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt reportedly met with Jersey City police Tuesday regarding an incident last weekend in which he allegedly drove a friend to the hospital after the man had been stabbed at a party.Britt
"He came in, and that's all I can tell you," Jersey City Police Capt. Edgar Martinez told The (Nashville) Tennessean. "The investigation is still going on."
Martinez wouldn't give the newspaper a time frame for the completion of the investigation.
"It will be resolved when it is resolved," he told the newspaper.
He also wouldn't disclose to the newspaper whether Britt is considered a witness or a suspect in the investigation.
Britt's attorney, Robert Lane, told the newspaper, however, that police told him that there was "no chance" the receiver would be arrested.
"They told me there was no chance, zero chance," Lane told the newspaper of Britt being arrested. "That's what they told me. It is an investigation and Kenny is not a suspect in it."
On Monday, Martinez said police needed to interview everyone who was present at a Jersey City house party Sunday in which someone fired a gun through a first-floor window; Britt's friend had been stabbed at a location nearby. No one was struck in the shooting, Martinez said.
"We need to interview all the parties involved, and (Britt) has refused to come in, so the statements that he's putting out that he's cooperated with the investigation are false. We're trying to ascertain his location," Martinez said Monday, adding that authorities are discussing their next steps with the Hudson County prosecutor's office.
"There was a stabbing and a shooting in the same incident -- and we need to speak to everyone who was there," Martinez said. "(Britt) drove the guy to the hospital. (Britt) was at a dinner, the party, with his pregnant girlfriend."
NFL officials will be looking into this latest incident involving Britt and police. He was suspended for the 2012 opener against the Patriots as a result of a driving under the influence arrest in July 2012, which at the time was his eighth run-in with police since he was drafted out of Rutgers in 2009.
Jack Britt, the receiver's father, told The Tennessean on Tuesday that he expects his son to be cleared in the investigation.
"Kenny, being his friend, took him to the hospital. Kenny unfortunately got involved by taking his friend to the hospital," he told the newspaper. "But Kenny was not involved. He didn't have a fight with anybody. Nobody was fighting over Kenny or anyone else."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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