As we all learned from “Magnum, P.I.,” all it takes to be a good detective is a sick ‘stache.
So it’s not much of a stretch to imagine Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher donning a Detroit Tigers hat and going undercover to do some investigating.
According to The Tennessean, Fisher decided to visit the downtown Nashville nightclub where star receiver Kenny Britt was involved in an altercation early Friday.
The purpose of Fisher’s visit, which occurred 24 hours after the incident, was to gather as much information as possible to aid him in determining the proper penalty for Britt.
“I felt the best way was to go down there and see if I could find out on my own,” Fisher said.
Apparently, Fisher learned more than just the latest dance moves during his visit to Karma Lounge.
Whatever he found out, it led to Britt being allowed to play against Philadelphia on Sunday. Britt, who might be subject to a penalty under the league’s personal conduct policy after several off-field incidents, scored three touchdowns and racked up 225 receiving yards.
Fisher said he spoke to several club employees about the incident, which reportedly involved a dispute between two patrons. Britt is alleged to have jumped in and punched 26-year-old Harold Pointer, who needed four stitches above his eye.
Pointer is still a Titans fan, however.
“I am happy they won,” he told The Tennessean. “I saw it on TV, and Kenny Britt did a great job. I don’t know what else to say about that.”
Although Fisher concluded his investigation, the police case, stunningly, remains open.
■ CELEBRATION TIME — A letter published Tuesday in the Notre Dame student newspaper is encouraging the senior class to rush the field after the Nov. 13 game against Utah.
That’s an odd request, especially considering the Irish are struggling and will be a decided underdog against the unbeaten Utes.
That’s precisely the idea.
The letter, written by senior Matthew McManus, states a loss to Utah will make this senior class the losingest in the history of the illustrious program and advocates the unusual celebration.
Things might never be the same in South Bend, Ind. Even “Touchdown Jesus” can be seen slowly dropping his arms with each loss. Pretty soon, it will be closer to “Unsportsmanlike Conduct Jesus.”
■ MOVING ON — Apparently, the new LeBron James commercial hasn’t helped everyone in Cleveland forgive and forget.
Shane French, the host of “Rover’s Morning Glory” in Cleveland who started his radio career in Las Vegas, had a witch doctor perform a hex ceremony live on the air Tuesday morning to curse the season of James and his new team.
According to The Associated Press, the witch doctor used bones, blood and a James jersey to cast a curse on the two-time Most Valuable Player.
There might be something to it, as the Miami Heat dropped Tuesday’s season opener at Boston 88-80 despite 31 points from James.
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