Irony: St. Louis Rams Player With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Gesture Has Lengthy Arrest Record

Posted by on Dec 01, 2014 at 9:36 am

In case you missed it Sunday, five idiots who play for the St.  Louis Rams showed their solidarity with Mike Brown by mimicking protesters before their game with the Oakland Raiders. One of them, wide receiver Kenny Britt, is all to familiar with putting his hands up after numerous run-ins with the law during his days with the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt was arrested on three charges Tuesday afternoon after a car chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., has learned.

A Bayonne police spokesman told that Britt was charged with eluding a police officer, lying to an officer/hindering apprehension and obstructing governmental function. Eluding an officer is a third-degree felony; the other two charges are misdemeanors.

A passenger in the vehicle with Britt also faces three criminal charges. Jerel Lord, 23, of Bayonne was charged with marijuana possession, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental function.

Britt is the 10th player arrested since the NFL locked out its players March 11. The Titans’ inability to run an offseason workout program may explain why Britt was back in his hometown.

According to a police report, the incident occurred at 4:30 P.M. Tuesday when Britt was clocked driving his blue Porsche at 71 mph in a 50-mph zone. When an officer attempted to enter the roadway to stop the vehicle, the Porsche accelerated and began weaving in and out of highway traffic. The Porsche then exited the highway and was spotted on a local street with Britt and Lord walking away from the vehicle.

The officer ordered them to stop and began questioning Britt and Lord, both of whom denied being in the vehicle. At one point during the interview, Lord ran away on foot, but he was apprehended a block away by a pursuing officer.

Britt should be thankful he’s still drawing an NFL salary.

Britt has had run-ins with the law three times in the past 16 months, which could make him susceptible to NFL suspension once the lockout ends. He was arrested in January 2010 after failing to pay $865 for three outstanding traffic warrants. Britt was scheduled for a hearing Feb. 22 in Bayonne on a misdemeanor charge of theft by deception after being accused by two bail bond companies of not paying the bail money he had promised on behalf of a friend.

Britt also was questioned as part of an assault claim from a bar fight in October in Nashville. Before being exonerated by a grand jury, Britt was benched for one quarter of a game as punishment by then-head coach Jeff Fisher.

Another of these geniuses, Stedman Bailey, was cited for shoplifting while he attended the University of West Virginia.

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5 Responses to “Irony: St. Louis Rams Player With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Gesture Has Lengthy Arrest Record”

  1. SafeTea on 1/01/14 at 12:50 pm

    I’d be curious to see what form of punishment, if any, is meted out on these morons for politicizing the game, insulting half their viewers, and giving their team a black eye.

  2. Patricia on 2/02/14 at 10:30 am

    What would happen if white players ran out onto the field holding up bloody hammers?

  3. red speck on 2/02/14 at 10:33 am

    In their defense, they were playing the Raiders, where the home turf looks like a seedy scene from Grand Theft Auto come to life.

    The NFL punted on punishment. Hopefully the team owners won’t be as lenient.

  4. Drumwaster on 2/02/14 at 11:10 am

    I’m wondering when it would EVER be acceptable to put one’s right hand on one’s right hip on an imaginary gun holster and the left hand straight forward, palm out, in a gesture of “Halt or I’ll shoot!”

    You know, to show support for the person who wasn’t actually committing ongoing felonious behavior in this whole Ferguson thing?

  5. 11B40 on 2/02/14 at 11:53 am


    However annoying this disruption by these players was and perhaps is, what gores my ox is all those cute little skullcaps that the NFL lets its players wear during the playing of our National Anthem. For me, the dissonance involved in an organization that swathes its playing fields in red, white, and blue bunting, labels itself “National”, puts those neat little American flag stickers on all its helmets, and has any number of regulations about what its players can wear on their heads including when, where, and how allowing its players to disregard the common American courtesy of having its menfolk doff their headwear is a sign of an organization with way more problems than it can address.

    It seems to me that Progressivism is catching up with the Church of the NFL just as the latter has taken over most of what some regard as “The Lord’s Day”. It’s a bit of a trip to see how the NFL has incorporated sermons on “domestic violence” and “kid’s play” into its performances and well as donation solicitations for breast cancer and wounded veterans. The relentlessness of today’s Progressives probably makes it too late at this point to get them off the NFL’s back but it almost amuses me that the more the NFL has tried to establish its Progressive “cred” (as our “St. Louis Five” might say) the deeper they seem to get in the Progressive doo-doo.

    So, at this point, I don’t know whether to tell Commissioner Goodell to “Stop digging.” or “Stick to your knitting.” or both.