Sep 11, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) walks along the sideline during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE

Dear Kenny Britt

Dear Kenny Britt,

Why?

Perhaps I need to introduce myself, so that you can fully understand the gravity of that question.  I am a Tennessee Titans’ fan.  I don’t speak for the entire fan-base, but I am confident that the majority of the fan-base will agree with my comments.  Please help us understand why you do the things you do.  I love watching you play football.  Seriously.  I love it.  You are easily one of my favorite players on my favorite team.  And to be perfectly honest, you seem like a likeable guy.  Your teammates seem to really like you as well, based on their interaction with you during and after games.  And not only are you likeable, but you are a beast on the field.  There are very few wide receivers in the league with your abilities.  You have all the qualities needed to be a superstar in the NFL.

Except one.

Apparently, you don’t want to be a superstar in the NFL.  Based on your behavior off the field, it appears that you are more interested in becoming the next extremely talented player to dumb his way out of the league.  You are not there yet, but you are well on your way.  And frankly, I don’t get it.  You won the genetic lottery when you were born.  You have been blessed with insane physical abilities.  Don’t get me wrong.  I realize that you have worked very hard to develop those abilities, but even you would have to admit that you had a leg up on the competition from the very beginning.  If I were to spend the rest of my free time working out and building my body, I would never be able to run as fast, jump as high, or catch a football like you do.  It’s not in my DNA, and it’s not in the majority of the human race’s DNA.  You sir, are exceptionally gifted.

That gets me back to my first question.  Why?  Why do you behave in a way that says you don’t care about your career?  Why do you insist on risking your financial future simply because you don’t want to take the time to call a cab?  You make more money in one month than most people do in a year, so why can’t you just hire someone to drive you around?  Or better yet, find someone that can follow you around and tell you when you are getting really close to doing something stupid that will get you in trouble.  Or even better yet, STOP. DOING. DUMB. THINGS.  I realize that might be too much to ask, so we will narrow it down a little.  Stop doing dumb things that will get you arrested.  I think we can all live with that.  Feel free to do as many dumb things as you want as long as they don’t result in you being handcuffed and/or suspended from the Titans.

I was very excited to see what this team could do this year, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.  I am still excited, but my enthusiasm has been severely dampened because I am fairly certain you will be sitting out a few games due to your most recent interaction with the authorities.  That’s going to hurt your team and it’s going to cause the fans to turn on you.  Before your latest black hole of common sense, the fans loved you.  They had already forgiven and forgotten your previous transgressions.  Football fans are a forgiving people.  But if you keep screwing up, that well of forgiveness will dry up, and once it does, it is almost impossible to replenish all of that goodwill.  Stop digging holes in your well Kenny.  Instead, do everything in your power to get things figured out.  Start making good decisions. Stop making dumb decisions.  Focus on the things that are important.  And just in case you aren’t sure what those are, just know that they don’t include run-ins with the police.

Sincerely,
A concerned  and frustrated fan.

P.S.  Tell Kendall Wright to sign his contract.  The team is going to need him this season since you won’t be available for a while.  Thanks.

 

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