Kenny Britt still has not met with anyone with the Jersey City Police Department regarding the stabbing and shooting incidents early Sunday morning.
A spokesman for the police department referred to Britt’s managers and Tennessee Titans management as “spin doctors” regarding reports of the wide receiver saying he is willing to cooperate, yet failing to appear there as of yet.
“Titans management and Mr. Britt’s management have indicated that he is willing to cooperate with the police, but I don’t know what police they’re talking about. He needs to meet with the Jersey City Police Department,” said Capt. Edgar Martinez. “We’re requesting them to contact us 201-547-5460 and to ask to speak Nicholas Flora. Right now, they’re being spin doctors in this.”
Indications are that Britt will meet with police regarding the matter in due time and that he likely will have an attorney present with him while he speaks to investigators.
Meanwhile, the Jersey City Police Department is pleading for Britt to come in for questioning after he took a stabbing victim to the hospital around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning and then apparently returned to the area where the incident allegedly took place to pick up his girlfriend. A short time after that, a gunshot was fired into a window in the apartment.
Police interviewed the girlfriend and a number of other people who were in attendance at the party, but Britt has been a no show thus far.
Britt has had nine brushes with the law now since the Titans drafted him in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Last year, he was suspended for the season opener by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a DUI at Fort Campbell, Ky. Further discipline is possible if Britt is found to have any involvement in this latest incident. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league would "review the facts" in this latest matter before making that determination.
Martinez said he would not comment as to whether or not Britt was a suspect in any regard in the case, saying, “I can’t discuss that. We need to speak to him.”
If Britt does not show up to meet with police, prosecutors could issue a warrant for him. Martinez said that such a move would be entirely up to the prosecutor’s office.
A Titans spokesman declined comment in the matter, saying the club was aware of the situation.