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Britt sparkles Sunday after alleged fight Friday

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tennessee's Kenny Britt (18) comes down with a reception in front of Philadelphia's Nate Allen. The second-year wide receiver caught seven balls for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
(T-G Photo by Danny Parker)
Kenny Britt found a way to go from the outhouse to the penthouse.

Approximately 58 hours after allegedly punching a guy in the face in a barroom brawl, Britt turned in a career performance in the Tennessee Titans' 37-19 win over Philadelphia on Sunday at LP Field.

The talented wide receiver and the Titans' No. 1 draft pick two years ago played a huge role in Tennessee's come-from-behind victory where the Titans scored a franchise recorded 27-fourth quarter points.

Britt finished with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns, including 159 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

"A lot of things have been going through my head and I've had to focus on the task at hand. My teammates needed me and they counted on me, and that's one of the things that was going through my head,'" Britt said. "My job out there is to go play. My teammates were like, 'Erase that stuff out of your head and go out there and play your best,' and that is what I tried to do.'"

Britt entered the contest with touchdowns in four straight games.

His performance was even more impressive considering Titan coach Jeff Fisher dismissed him from Friday's practice after the alleged incident at the Karma Lounge in downtown Nashville early Friday morning.

Britt has not been not been arrested or charged in the alleged altercation but Fisher decided not to start him.

The investigation is ongoing and he could be charged as well as suffer a suspension by the NFL.

As the Titans prepare for a run to the playoffs the loss of Britt would be extremely costly.

Defenses have found a way to contain running back Chris Johnson but the with the emergence of Britt the Titans are no longer one-dimensional.

Britt seems to have learned his lesson.

"My focus is to stay level headed and God has a path for all of us and I believe that God has put me on a path and I'm just following it," Britt said.

It looks as if he may have found a way to get out of the doghouse as well after this statement.

"Don't go to places after 12 o'clock, stay in the house," Jones said. "My fiancÚ actually yelled at me after that and I was like, "OK, I'll stay home for the rest of the season."

-- Gary Johnson is a Times-Gazette sports writer.

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