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Report: Titans WR Britt won't start following nightclub fight

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt will not start Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he will see playing time following his involvement in a Nashville bar brawl early Friday morning, The Tennessean reported Saturday.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday he has spoken with Britt and is still investigating incident.

"Without all the information this close to the ballgame, I’m going to go ahead and allow Kenny to play. I’ll continue to gather information, and if I feel like disciplinary action needs to be taken, I’ll do it next week," Fisher told The Tennessean.

Britt participated in Saturday's walkthrough with the team.

WSMV-TV first reported Britt was involved in a fight at Club Karma at 1:45 a.m. Friday.

Harold Pointer, 26, told police he was drinking at the bar when Bradford Miser, 29, punched him in the face. When officers asked Miser why he punched Pointer, he said he had been elbowed in the throat. When Pointer and Miser fell to the ground, Pointer and witnesses told police Britt joined Miser in hitting the man.

An investigation into misdemeanor assault remains open. Pointer told officers initially Friday morning that he did not want to prosecute, but indicated he might at a later time. He has up to a year to file charges.


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Pointer told The Tennessean on Friday that he received four stitches at the emergency room and is looking to hire a lawyer. He also said security broke up the fight and let Britt leave before police arrived. Pointer also said Titans running back Chris Johnson was there and tried stop them from fighting. When asked if other Titans might have been with Britt at the bar, Fisher said Friday: "I'm not going to go into those details."

The 30th pick overall in 2009, Britt led the team with 701 yards receiving as a rookie. He has started two straight games this season and is tied for the team lead with 16 catches. He ranks second with 209 yards receiving and has a team-high four touchdown receptions with one in each of the past four games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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