Kenny Britt says he didn't throw punch
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee wide receiver Kenny Britt denies throwing a punch during a bar fight in a downtown Nashville night club last week.
Britt said on Thursday he was falsely accused by 26-year-old Harold Pointer, who told police Britt joined in a fight and struck him several times during an altercation at the Karma Lounge nightclub in the early hours of Oct. 22. A police investigation into misdemeanor assault remains open.
"We probably had some words throughout the time we were there, and probably the person that did touch him was probably with me, and he probably thought so, and now he's falsely accusing me. That's what happens in my life," Britt said.
"I told the police. I'm telling the police, I'm telling you and everybody out there that's accusing me [and saying] that I touched him," he said.
Nashville attorney William Stover is representing Pointer and said his client stands behind the information he gave police.
"There were several witnesses to this incident and the police report account of the incident substantiates what Mr. Pointer has stated publicly," Stover said.
Britt told Titans coach Jeff Fisher that he was trying to break up the fight between Pointer and 29-year-old Bradford Miser. Britt was benched by Fisher for the first quarter in Tennessee's 37-19 win against Philadelphia but went on to catch seven passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
On Thursday, Britt said he was not involved at all in the fight and did not know what Pointer looked like.
"I was definitely at the club. I was definitely having a good time. I'm 22 years old. I'm going to go out and try and have some fun and try to live like I'm 22 years old and not be an old man," Britt said.
Fisher, who has indicated he might punish Britt further after gathering more information about the incident, said he hopes to have the matter wrapped up by Friday.
Tennessee plays at San Diego on Sunday.
NOTESTitans' Oct. 18 win at Jacksonville, participated in a second consecutive full practice on Thursday. Backup QB Kerry Collins (finger), CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring), DT Tony Brown (knee) and LB Jamie Winborn (shoulder) did not practice.
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