published Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Charges against Tennessee Titans’ Britt downgraded

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey judge has downgraded three charges filed against Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt stemming from his second arrest in the state.

Britt was charged June 8 with resisting arrest and related offenses after being confronted by Hoboken detectives who suspected he was carrying a marijuana cigar. But the charges were downgraded Thursday to disorderly persons offenses and remanded back to Hoboken Municipal Court. A hearing has been scheduled for June 23.

Britt and his lawyer declined comment after the hearing.

Britt pleaded guilty last week to motor vehicle violations related to a previous, unrelated speeding arrest in his hometown of Bayonne.

He also has two arrest warrants outstanding in Tennessee. They were issued April 14 by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. It’s also investigating an issue on Britt’s driver’s license applications.

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