Britt likely was expecting a harsher punishment following his eighth incident involving the police since he entered the NFL in 2009. He has made two separate visits to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his off-the-field behavior.
It was all trending toward a multigame ban, but Britt caught a break.
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It's close to a best-case scenario for Britt, who might not have been ready for the season opener anyway. The wide receiver, who's coming back from three knee surgeries in the past 10 months, was removed from the physically unable to perform list Wednesday.
Britt was arrested and charged with driving under the influence July 20 after he attempted to pass through a security gate at the Fort Campbell Army installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. It's unlikely Goodell will be so forgiving if Britt slips up again.