Around The NFL: Browns Legend Arrested, Titans Kenny Shopping Britt, Cardinals Support Dan Williams
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By Danny Cox
The action doesn’t always just happen on the football fields of the NFL. So much can take place in the front offices, on the road, in the air, and just about anywhere else other than the gridiron. With that being said, these stories show that NFL action happens to legends, in the office, and with signs of solidarity.
Bernie Kosar arrested for DUI in Cleveland
Former quarterback Bernie Kosar made the newspapers for a long time when he was leading the Cleveland Browns. Now, the 49-year-old is making the Cleveland newspaper for another reason as he was arrested on drunken driving charges.
Kosar was arrested early on Sunday after being pulled over for speeding at around 2:45 a.m. Once being pulled over and questioned by police, they smelled the strong odor of alcohol and had him take field sobriety tests before taking him to jail.
There has been a good bit of trouble for Kosar as he’s revealed head injuries have affected his speech, he’s gone through a divorce, had financial woes, and also has been addicted to pain medications.
Kenny Britt on the trading block for the Tennessee Titans
Wide receiver Kenny Britt is officially on the block and the Titans are fielding offers from other teams. This is not the first time that Tennessee has looked at splitting from Britt as that road was almost traveled back in the summer, but the team chose to hold on to him.
Britt’s current contract is up at the end of this year and he is also dealing with a fractured rib. He was inactive for Sunday’s game with the New York Jets.
Earlier in September, Britt tweeted that he believed this would be his last season with Tennessee and said mistakes were being blamed on him that weren’t his fault. Once there was a stir made about his tweets, Britt retracted his statements and said he hoped the Titans would want him back next year.
Cardinals fly out for funeral of teammate Dan Williams’ father
Michael Bidwill is the team president of the Arizona Cardinals, but he is also a licensed pilot and he put the latter talent to good use. He flew eight members of the Arizona Cardinals to Memphis on his private jet to attend the funeral of Thomas Williams, father of defensive tackle Dan Williams.
Thomas Williams was killed last week in a car wreck as he was driving down to New Orleans to watch his son play against the Saints. Dan Williams’ mother and sister were also in the car at the time of the accident, but they are expected to recover from their injuries.
After the service, Bidwell also flew the Cardinals (most of Williams defensive line teammates) back to Florida for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dan Williams was excused from the games against the Saints and Bucs.
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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.