Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has declined to speak to police regarding a stabbing incident involving his younger brother in Jersey City last night. The Tennessean reports:
Police believe Britt was at the scene of an altercation leading up to the stabbing.
Police declined to give the victim’s name, but said his parents confirmed he was Britt’s brother. The brother also refused to cooperate with police, Martinez said.
Britt’s brother was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound to the left side of his back behind his arm.
Police were called to birthday party in Jersey City at 3:28 a.m. on the report of a stabbing during a fight involving a large group of people. Police said they found no trouble at the party, however.
Police were then informed a 23-year-old man who had been stabbed had walked into Jersey City Medical Center with Britt, who grew up in Bayonne and played at Rutgers. Police said Britt was uncooperative and left the hospital.
Later, a gunshot rang out at a home near where the stabbing occurred. Police said the shot was fired just after Britt picked up a friend at the house where the stabbing took place.
The Jersey Journal has identified the woman Britt picked up after leaving the hospital as the receiver’s girlfriend.
Britt was suspended by the NFL earlier this season for one game after being arrested on a DUI charge, a short sentence from Goodell that Britt regarded as a “gift from God” and was fined by the Titans for missing a rehab session during the preseason. Today’s news brings Britt to a Chris Henry-esque total of nine incidents involving the police since being drafted by Tennessee in 2009.
According to Larry Brown Sports, Kenny Britt posted the above on his Instagram account on Sunday in support of his brother.