Monday, June 18, 2018
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More legal woes for Britt

NASHVILLE — Titans receiver Kenny Britt was charged with driving under the influence Friday after he tried to pass through a gate at the Fort Campbell Army base on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, military officials said.

It is Britt's eighth run-in with police since he was drafted in 2009's first round.

Britt tried to drive onto the post at a gate on the Kentucky side, and his driving prompted military police to administer a field sobriety test, which indicated intoxication, post spokesman Bob Jenkins said.

Britt, 23, refused a Breathalyzer test and was charged with DUI and implied consent. He was taken into custody around 3:30 a.m. and later released, Jenkins said. It was unclear why he was at the base. The Titans were gathering information, spokesman Robbie Bohren said.

Britt was arrested multiple times last season, which prompted a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell opted not to discipline him, in part because the arrests took place during the lockout.

Tebow gets help: Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has been working on his throwing mechanics with former major-league pitcher and coach Tom House, ESPN.com reported. Tebow spent this week with House at the University of Southern California. House, a volunteer pitching coach for the Trojans, has worked with several quarterbacks over the years, including Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Alex Smith.

bounty case: The NFL asked a federal judge to dismiss Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's motion seeking to have his 2012 seasonlong suspension overturned. It said the collective bargaining agreement gives Goodell the authority to punish players for conduct detrimental to the league. Vilma was suspended for his role in the team's bounty program.

lions: Defensive lineman Corey Williams appeared in a Monticello, Ark., court on a 2011 drunken-driving charge the team said it just found out about. Williams was pulled over near Wilmar, in southeast Arkansas, on June 18, 2011, the website Monticello Live said. He had a 0.10 blood-alcohol level; the law presumes impairment at 0.08. His lawyer said Williams, who is black, was racially profiled.

Seahawks: Running back Marshawn Lynch apologized for his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence.

super bowl ticket suit: A federal judge in Dallas dropped the Cowboys from a lawsuit over lack of seating for some ticket holders at the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. The plaintiffs can continue suing the NFL.

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