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Jadeveon Clowney: too loud for his own good

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If this situation involved just about any other incoming recruit, it would likely merit nary a mention.  Because it involves the top player in the Class of 2011, however, the situation resonates a little louder than it normally would.

Both figuratively and, in this case, literally.

According to the Rock Hill Herald, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will appear in court in the not-too-distant future to answer a ticket he received in early July for (cue ominous and really loud organ music now) a noise ordinance violation.  Clowney was ticketed after being pulled over July 2 in Rock Hill.

The Herald writes that “[t]he city’s noise ordinance prohibits music from being played so it can be heard 50 feet away.” The penalty for such a violation?  A $330 fine, or 30 days in jail if the offender’s bank account isn’t that deep.  We’re assuming a slap on the wrist and a stern talking-to would also be part of the judicial process in such a case.

Additionally, there’s no official word yet on if head coach Steve Spurrier plans a demonstration that includes a city block-sized boom box sitting atop one of his shoulders to show the media that it’s not embarrassing to be ticketed.

Clowney, as you undoubtedly know, was the consensus top player in the latest recruiting class, ultimately choosing the Gamecocks over Alabama shortly after National Signing Day.  He’s expected to be an immediate and frequent contributor, if not a starter, as a true freshman.

As an aside, and in a totally unrelated matter, we’ll unveil an exclusive investigative report later today on an entire recruiting class from an unnamed ACC school that had the audacity to (gasp!) rip the tags off their mattresses upon arriving on campus…

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9 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney: too loud for his own good”
  1. weswelkerspornstash says: Aug 12, 2011 9:39 AM

    What is this Footloose?

  2. burntorangehorn says: Aug 12, 2011 10:36 AM

    Can someone explain to me why such people play their music so loudly in their cars? Surely their hearing is not so bad that they can’t hear it below 200 decibels.

  3. 1historian says: Aug 12, 2011 11:07 AM

    burntorangehorn – they do it for a number of reasons, the most common of which is the simple fact that they are dumber than three buckets of s..t .

    Also in the top 5 reasons – their parents never told them not to, they have been coddled since they were young for one reason or other. I know that’s only 3 but I’m sure you can come up with at least one more and another reader can come up with the 5th.

    It will be interesting to see what becomes of this kid. I sure do hope he’s not as dumb as he appears to be so far.

  4. tide4life says: Aug 12, 2011 11:28 AM

    “weswelkerspornstash says:
    Aug 12, 2011 9:39 AM
    What is this Footloose?”

    Almost- it’s South Carolina.

  5. florida727 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:33 AM

    “burnt”, their hearing isn’t that bad… but it will be.

    “historian”, dumb as he appears to be? think three buckets.

    They play the music that loud to draw attention to themselves. “Look at me everybody. I’m somebody.” Face it, they’re idiots to the nth degree. I hope this kid gets his due. Some lineman will introduce him to college football real soon. No more beating up on little school high school kids Clowney (were the last two letters really necessary?).

  6. southernpatriots says: Aug 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    The loudest boomboxes (boobboxes?) we ever heard was in East LA at what we later learned was a “block party.” Don’t know the decibel level, but it shook our car. Someone will ahold of Clowney and introduce him to some wisdom but oh some of the great linebackers in the SEC may indeed provide a rude awakening.

  7. jw731 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:40 PM

    Is it just me…..Or have most of the commenters here never been a damn kid?..OR, have any kids?…Damn, he was playing his music loud in his car. Let’s cruicify him…..I’m not a fan of him or SC but what the hell people…

  8. gatiger says: Aug 12, 2011 2:31 PM

    They are just breaking him in to the arrest process slowly. Don’t want to scare off a potential good, frequent customer to the legal process.

    Let’s see, patted down as a suspect armed robbery suspect at 3 am (or so). Ticketed for noise ordinance. Good modest start. We know that USC can lead him down the path.

  9. bigbrotherwatching says: Aug 12, 2011 3:32 PM

    Ha ha , this is minor to the noise ya’ll will hear when he’s smashing quarterbacks !!!!!!

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