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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt faces three charges stemming from a police chase in his hometown of Bayonne, N.J., according to reports.
Britt was charged with eluding an officer, lying to an officer hindering apprehension, and obstructing government function, according to FOXSports.com.
Police say the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when Britt was caught driving 71 mph in a 50 mph zone. When an officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, Britt accelerated and wove through traffic before exiting, the police report said.
Britt and his passenger, Jerel Lord, were seen walking away from the parked vehicle on a local street and were questioned by police.
Lord, who police say attempted to run before being apprehended, also faces three charges including one of marijuana possession.
Britt admitted ownership of the Porsche but denied having been behind the wheel. The two men were released on summons and will have a hearing, though no date has been set.
The three-year veteran out of Rutgers caught nine touchdowns and amassed 775 receiving yards for the Titans in 2010 despite missing four games due to injury.
Britt has had prior run ins with the law. He was arrested in January 2010 for failure to pay for three outstanding traffic warrants. Britt also was questioned about his involvement in a Nashville bar fight in October.