What's gotten into Goodell? Britt only gets one game suspension
Britt escaped punishment last season due to the fact that the two arrests he would have been punished for occurred during the NFL lockout. Britt plead guilty of racing away from a police officer who was trying to pull him over for speeding, and was also charged with resisting arrest when police thought he was smoking marijuana in line at a car wash.
Britt got off easy last year, so I thought that the notoriously strict Roger Goodell would bring down the hammer on him this year.
This suspension really means nothing to Britt or the Titans. Having just been activated from the training camp PUP list a few days ago, Britt has simply been trying to get back into game shape after three knee surgeries held him out since September of last year. He was barely going to play in the Titans' opener if eligible, and will hope to be in good enough shape to play in about half of their snaps in Week 2. Suspending Britt for one game is almost like suspending a starting pitcher on his off day - it means nothing.
Britt now looks to return good fantasy value, especially being drafted in the eighth to tenth round range.
Britt was lighting it up last season before his knee injury, posting a ridiculous 14 catches for 271 yards and 3 touchdowns in his first two games. In 2010 he only played ten games, but scored 9 touchdowns and averaged about 4 catches for 78 yards per contest.
He's an injury risk and a bit of a head case, but Kenny Britt can put up some astronomical fantasy numbers when healthy.
I'd like to take a moment to thank Yahoo! Fantasy Football auto-draft, as my internet went out on me during my draft and I missed one pick. With that pick, Yahoo! selected Kenny Britt. I probably wouldn't have taken him, but now I'm thrilled to have him on my squad.