An NFL spokesman said that potential league discipline regarding Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt “is pending.”
The issue with Britt and his ability to avoid being suspended, however, lies not in the severity of the incidents so much as with the lockout. Technically, because owners had locked players out of the facilities this off-season, players were not NFL employees at the time of the incidents. So it is possible that Britt could appeal the matter and avoid being punished.
As of late last week, Britt told TitanInsider he had still not heard from the league, but was expecting to at any moment.
“I'm waiting for a phone call, a letter in the mail, anything like that,” Britt told TitanInsider last week. “I keep telling my fiancee to check the mail. But sooner or later, I know it's going to come.”
The NFL is going to have a tough time disciplining players for incidents that took place when there was no employer-employee relationship, but it sounds like they may try. This is a concern for Britt, who is also battling a hamstring injury.