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Jadeveon Clowney ticketed for driving 110mph in South Carolina

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The Associated Press is reporting that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed on Saturday night for going 110 miles-per-hour in a 70 mile-per-hour zone on an interstate.

Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said Clowney was pulled over in a Chrysler 300 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday northbound on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County, about 25 miles north of Columbia.

The Gamecocks defensive end — who should be a top five pick in next spring’s NFL draft — was allowed to drive away after being given the citation, which will result in a $355 fine and six points on his license — halfway to the points needed for a suspension.

This is the first time in months that Clowney has been seen moving with a sense of urgency.



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74 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney ticketed for driving 110mph in South Carolina”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Dec 9, 2013 6:48 PM

    In all fairness, it’s hard to follow the speed limit if no one taught you how to read the signs.

  2. thraiderskin says: Dec 9, 2013 6:55 PM

    Pretty sure going that fast in some states is an automatic forfeiture of a license and a trip to jail. Obviously this is not the case in S. Carolina.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 9, 2013 6:58 PM

    Forfeiture of license? Pffffffffft.

    The charges will be dropped due to “equipment failure” soon.

  4. floridacock says: Dec 9, 2013 6:59 PM

    HA! Good one.

  5. becauseisaysothatswhy says: Dec 9, 2013 7:10 PM


    I blame Willie Meggs

  6. jets12 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:23 PM

    In all fairness, it’s hard to be a clemson fan when you lose five in a row to your rival.

  7. sportsguy3434 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    “This is the first time in months that Clowney has been seen moving with a sense of urgency.”


    Who was the car registered to? :0

  8. titansbro says: Dec 9, 2013 7:40 PM

    When I drove from Seattle to Florida I was definitely hitting 120-130 thru Wyoming. There was literally no one else on the road.

  9. thegamecocker says: Dec 9, 2013 7:58 PM

    In the evening hours and early morning you can fly on all the interstates in South Carolina because there is absolutely no one around. It happened to me in mid-November….no big deal!

    @John Taylor:
    Why don’t you ask QB Boyd whether or not Jadeveon had a sense of urgency when he sacked his sorry ass a few weeks back. The comment wasn’t that funny.

  10. onbucky96 says: Dec 9, 2013 8:06 PM

    I have no doubt the law abiding members of the SEC will punish this young man for putting the public at risk…wait. The SEC? Shit, slap on the wrist. Oh yeah, the real USC is in LA. On Wisconsin!

  11. halbert53 says: Dec 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    Clowney made wrong turn. Darlington Raceway is east via I-20 not north on I-77.

  12. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 9, 2013 8:08 PM

    I thought it was funny. Talent makes JJ Watt great, but you know what makes him the best? Heart and hustle. All the talent in the world can’t make up for lack of hustle and/or heart. You’re biased, but if you can’t see Clowney was half-assing it (especially early) you’re blind.

  13. thefiesty1 says: Dec 9, 2013 8:11 PM

    Sorry officer, I was trying to get to the SEC championship game before kickoff.

  14. floridacock says: Dec 9, 2013 8:15 PM

    Car was registered to Sammy Watkins but he had cleaned it out before loaning it to JD

  15. paulhargis53 says: Dec 9, 2013 8:30 PM

    Well lookee there, Shortcocker defending the criminal behavior on his favorite team, yet he rips on every other teams problem children.
    He’s a racist pos, why is he still allowed on this site?

  16. Deb says: Dec 9, 2013 8:45 PM

    Is onbucky96 the new handle for packerbadger, or are all Wisconsin fans that bitter about the SEC? Good grief!

  17. Deb says: Dec 9, 2013 8:49 PM

    Not a fan of Clowney and understand driving this speed is bad (very bad!) … but haven’t we all done this at least once in our lives?

  18. BrownsTown says: Dec 9, 2013 8:54 PM

    Yeah, John Taylor, aka Chris Huston…..

  19. onlyoneleft says: Dec 9, 2013 8:58 PM

    He can’t count pass ten and can’t read. What do you expect? Of course USCjr will award him a degree.

  20. BrownsTown says: Dec 9, 2013 8:58 PM

    P.S. Well done on the “sense of urgency” zinger. Unfortunately, we’ve seen all too well that SEC fans have no sense of humor. Quite an angry bunch if you ask me.

  21. afrancis55 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:01 PM

    How did he get his tractor going that fast?!?

  22. irishdodger says: Dec 9, 2013 9:19 PM

    What a waste of talent. He’s definitely got Top 10 talent but he better show more heart, character & work ethic at the next level or he’ll have pissed it all away. I understand the double teams he gets, but THREE sacks by the “first defensive player to win the Heisman!!!!”? There’s DEs w/ less talent who have impacted games more than this prima donna.

  23. jdgrn01 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:20 PM

    Typical article from a douche who’s never picked up a football in his life (No, Nerf football doesn’t count).

    Classic mimicking of someone else’s article and then has to throw the old barb in their in the end to make himself feel good.

    Step in front of Clowney and say that douche..

    He’s also a “real USC” hater as he comes from the West Coast USC, home of the Condoms, couldn’t make it into another good bowl game, school that is looking forward to another dismal year.

    And for the rest of you SEC haters… suck it, 7 and counting.. We don’t need a sense of humor, we have enough trophies to make up for it.

  24. jets12 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:22 PM

    @onlyoneleft so you know him personally or are you just being a judge mental idiot? I’ll go with you being an idiot.

  25. imacdane says: Dec 9, 2013 9:27 PM

    I wonder if they’ll strip him of that Heisman he won back in August.

  26. classyjacklambert says: Dec 9, 2013 9:28 PM

    So Jets12 do you know onlyoneleft personally or are you just being judgmental?

  27. jets12 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:37 PM

    Well if you must know, I base my comments on the words of his/her post. To accuse someone of being illiterate either you know the person or you are making baseless claims. If you are making baseless claims you are an idiot. Kind of like you did in your earlier post.

  28. suprmous says: Dec 9, 2013 10:24 PM

    If he’d only showed up to play this hard all season long he would’ve been dangerous but as it was he was too much of a diva to play hard all season long. Shame that one play defined him.

  29. classyjacklambert says: Dec 9, 2013 11:09 PM

    So me basing my opinion on someone by the fact that they seem like a moron in every interview and quote they have ever given is completely different from you saying someone is an idiot based on one internet post? Because to me, you look like a hypocrite.

  30. mancave001 says: Dec 9, 2013 11:15 PM

    How does he afford a Chrysler 300?

  31. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 9, 2013 11:42 PM

    Dude – anybody can afford a Chrysler 300.

    And @ imacdane

    LMFAO – now that was funny.

  32. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 9, 2013 11:47 PM

    Also – for those that actually read and decide for themselves and don’t senselessly eat the tripe offered up by the ESPN talking heads…the overall stats for Carolina’s defensive front are currently better than in 2012. Look it up.

  33. plarkin88 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:20 AM

    Northbound? Makes sense. I’ve been to Columbia, can’t blame him for driving 110 to get away from that dumpster of a city.

  34. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:59 AM

    @classyjacklambert I guess we have a difference of opinion. If I based my opinion of you on the majority of the posts that you make on this site I would think that you are a moron. Would I be right? Since I don’t know you personally I can’t really make that assumption with certainty but again I go by what I read. But I really can’t blame you for taking pot shots at Clowney. I know five in a row is hard to take. Maybe next year will be different but I doubt it.

  35. vincentbojackson says: Dec 10, 2013 6:42 AM

    First time he’s gone full speed all season.

  36. classyjacklambert says: Dec 10, 2013 7:59 AM

    Oh I never said I wasn’t stupid, so I’ll give you that. But honestly, I’d rather be stupid than a hypocritical, lying, small and pathetic man. Which, even my simple self, can see what you are through your posts. And congrats on your 5 wins in a row, no one can take those away from you.

  37. plarkin88 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:07 AM

    What Gamecock fans won’t realize is Clemson fans are going to make fun of Clowney regardless. Cocks have won 5 in a row, so what, Clowney is a tool, that’s what’s relevant here. 5-0 is about as relevant to this as 65-42, or that Clemson won 10 of 12 prior to the last 5. Fact is Clowney is a tool and most of the honest Gamecock fans I know are ready for him to go.

  38. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:12 AM

    Again you grandstand. I never said you were stupid. Those are your words. We just have a difference of opinion. No need to put yourself down. But hey if the shoe fits who am I to disagree. Hypocrite? Nah. Just call it like I see it. And the name calling. Who’s the hypocrite now?

  39. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:21 AM

    Yeah talk about relevance. Carolina winning five in a row. Clemson not showing up against Florida State two years in a row. Clemson returning to the orange bowl where they got blasted by West Virginia two years ago. As far as Clowney being a “tool”, I’m not sure if he is or not. I don’t know him so I can’t say. What I can say is he has been a part of a five year run for Carolina over Clemson.So that really isn’t what is relevant here. Not to me anyway. Maybe to clemson fans who are struggling to find something to take their mind off being dominated by South Carolina it is. But not to me.

  40. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 10, 2013 8:28 AM

    He can’t count pass ten and can’t read. What do you expect? Of course USCjr wi


  41. thegamecocker says: Dec 10, 2013 8:33 AM

    Jadeveon was speeding. He wasn’t drunk; he didn’t hurt anyone; it was 7:30pm on a Saturday evening. The haters: Clemson / Wisconsin / Michiganders / ClassyJackLambert / onlyoneleft / and all the smart asses that left “humourless” anecdotes: you would have done anything to have Jadeveon Clowney on your teams roster. The kid was double and triple teamed on each play allowing our vaunted defense to play as well as we did last season when we were 10-2. Let’s also remember JD had a foot injury as well as a rib injury. I think the NFL will be more than happy to have JD in their league.

  42. plarkin88 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:39 AM

    jets12, you’re just in the wrong thread. This is the “Clowney did something stupid” thread. There was actually a “USC makes it 5 in a row against Clemson” thread a few weeks back, but let me guess, you can’t troll there because there are no Clemson fans paying attention. You know what, they accepted the loss, acknowledged the Gamecocks are better, and they’ve moved on. They haven’t moved on at 110 mph, but they’ve moved on. I suggest you do the same. There’s a game next year and you’ve got to play it without a critical player, a kid Clemson fans actually respect, named Connor Shaw.

  43. youvebeenphaneufed says: Dec 10, 2013 8:40 AM

    How did he afford a chrysler 300? He still has a bowl game to play right?

  44. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:47 AM

    plarkin88 yes this thread is about Clowney and I addressed that in my response to you. You mentioned the other stuff so I adressed that also. Look if you are easily offended then don’t respond to me. But since this thread is about Clowney and as such about Carolina, if I feel the need to talk about five in a row I will. Now if you don’t like that you have choices. One is to ignore my posts and not comment. Problem solved.

  45. plarkin88 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:03 AM

    jets12. Near the top of the mainboard is a thread about Aaron Donald winning the the Bronko Nagurski and being named the defensive player of the year. That’s probably be a good place to remind everyone that USC has won 5 in a row. Using your logic, that thread is about Dobson, and as such about Clowney since he was supposed to win that award, and as such about Carolina since he plays for them when his vagina isn’t sore, and as such about Clemson because USC has won 5 in a row.

    Just a natural flow of your own logic. Which leads me to ….


  46. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:08 AM

    plarkin88 okay. Again I was responding to your post. If you don’t like what I say ignore me. Not sure why that is hard for you. Since this is a forum, if I want to talk about the weather I can. If you don’t think that is appropriate then you don’t have to respond. Simple really.

  47. thegamecocker says: Dec 10, 2013 9:13 AM


    Ignore Larkin88….he’s obviously a disgruntled Clemson fan who cannot get over the fact we won this year. Clemson was in the Top 10 all season long. Their record-setting QB captured all the headlines. They played a mediocre ACC schedule aside from Georgia and FSU. They were 10-1 coming into the game in Columbia. They left 10-2. Everything else is just rubbish. JD was caught speeding, he was issued a ticket, he will pay the ticket and move on with his career. Some haters love to see people destroyed and this guy is one of them. Don’t get your blood pressure up over someone / something stupid. We won, Clemson lost. JD will be a Top 3 pick if not numero uno. That’s all.

  48. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:22 AM

    thegamecocker I get it. They really have nothing left but to criticize a young man they do not know. That really is to me stupid and ignorant. They have been reduced to taking pot shots at a player, who besides this speeding ticket, has not been in any trouble off the field. Their lives must be empty and really pathetic to resort to this.

  49. thegamecocker says: Dec 10, 2013 9:29 AM


    Now ya got it!

  50. revsev75 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:31 AM

    Haven’t heard of someone moving through South Carolina that fast since General Sherman

  51. nicksabansanahole says: Dec 10, 2013 9:49 AM

    It’s easy to see this guy has all the talent in the world. I really hope he wakes up and puts it all together in the NFL because there is no doubt about it he has been a disappointment this year. He is gonna get double teamed in the NFL too. He can beat them if he wants to but the jury is still out if he wants to. You got to have it all to last in the league and his mentality is definitely a question. I think SCAR will miss Shaw more than Clowney. I would if I were a SCAR fan.

    The funny thing about this is that Gamecock fans can say what they want but this “vaunted” D but the best season in Gamecock football ended up in another Capital One Bowl bid, oh I mean the Buffalo Wild Wings Bow and 4th place in the SEC.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have respect for the players at SCAR but not the coaches or the fans. People like the Gamecocker are why SCAR is hated so much and gets no respect. They just don’t know any better than to act the way they do.

  52. classyjacklambert says: Dec 10, 2013 10:05 AM

    Very succinctly put. Jets12 and thegamecocker just don’t get it. They think Clemson fans get mad at them because their team has won 5 in a row. While that might make their team better than ours this year, it can’t make the fans that threw bottles at out players or the classlessness expressed after their games seem any less trashy. And that’s what annoys us. When you call someone a moron for judging someone on their comments, based on their comments, that makes you a hypocrite. When you can’t see gamecock fans do something trashy without making up a story about how a Clemson fan did something farfetched a long time ago, it makes you seem a liar. And doing both of those makes you seem petty and pathetic. And that’s why we don’t like you.

  53. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 10, 2013 10:45 AM


    So we should start suspending players for speeding tickets….?

  54. irishdodger says: Dec 10, 2013 10:48 AM

    I wonder what his dad thinks about this?

  55. padraighansen says: Dec 10, 2013 10:51 AM


    “Anybody can afford a Chrysler 300”

    Really? Depending on how tricked out he has it, it’s somewhere around a $35 – 40k vehicle.

    When you’re supposedly a “NCAA student-athlete” who cannot be employed externally….yes, I think the NCAA, or at least Thayer Evans from SI, needs to take a look at why he’s driving this car.

    Let’s put it this way: The NAIA is pinching the eligibility of a guy who made a half court shot at a Thunder game for 20k…but the NCAA will not investigate why a college kid with no official form of employment is driving around in a $40K car?

    Get real.

  56. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:24 AM

    classyjacklambert you calling anyone petty and pathetic is comical. At any rate if you think that some clemson fans aren’t abusive and out of line then you are down right blind. I got my car keyed there a few years ago simply for having a Carolina tag on the front bumper. So I have personal experience. And Carolina doesn’t just own Clemson this year. As I have pointed out its five and counting. The more I think about it five in a row is well worth my car being keyed.

  57. paulhargis53 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:43 AM

    Talking about seeing people destroyed Gamecocker?

    People, I beg of you, type inCFT and gamecocker in your search engine and see what racist hypocrite this turd of a human being is.

    Why a guy like this is still allowed to post, I will never know.

  58. thegamecocker says: Dec 10, 2013 11:57 AM


    Either a Clemson fan or Auburn fan. Which one are you? You can hate me all you want b/c it doesn’t bother me at all. As a matter of fact I’m flattered that you read all my postings. If you are an Auburn fan, congratulations on a great season and I’ll be rooting for Auburn against FSU. If you’re a Clemson fan, follow Dabo’s lead and lose with dignity and humility. At least I have respect for him because he learns from past mistakes. Now get lost.

  59. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 10, 2013 12:00 PM

    It was a VW bug with a Chrysler 300 grill.

    Willie Mays Hayes style!

  60. classyjacklambert says: Dec 10, 2013 12:19 PM

    Lol they just don’t get it…

  61. sportsdrenched says: Dec 10, 2013 12:22 PM

    Will this get him on another cover of SI?

  62. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 10, 2013 12:38 PM

    @ padraig

    Seriously? You think a guy entering the NFL draft next year can’t get financed? I would in a heartbeat…and I do it for a living.

    And to clarify – Jonk, Jack, and other pro-Clemson guys on here – I know that tempers flare from time to time on here, and we all have our moments. I personally just get a kick out of needling you guys as I am a life long Carolina fan. To me, trash talking is all part of the rivalry, and I intend it to be in good natured fun (most of the time).

    As a matter of fact, there’s really only one game in a season that I *don’t* pull for Clemson (you can guess which one), as I think that each school’s individual success benefits the other.

    I really do hope y’all wear Ohio State out in the Ornage Bowl.

  63. nicksabansanahole says: Dec 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    @gamecocker. Thanks for proving my point. At no point in my post did I say anything but the truth. You my friend have some issues and I really hope you don’t think people troll you because the only reason anyone notices what you post is because it is probably the stupidest, most ridiculous thing they read all day. Congrats on the win against Clemson but in no way does 5 in a row bother me other me at all. I get excited about Clemson but my life has other important things going on. So the “witty banter” of SCAR fans is just an annoying blip on the radar screen. I am sorry that your life doesn’t afford you the same experiences and that your hatred runs so deep that you lose contact with reality.

  64. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:55 PM

    Lol we get it. South Carolina and Florida State own clemson.

  65. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:00 PM

    @padraighansen should the NCAA also investigate why Tajh Boyd was driving around the beach this past summer in a camaro?

  66. thegamecocker says: Dec 10, 2013 1:02 PM


    Let’s move on…nothing to see here but continued stupidity and statements by Clemson fans. BTW, you’re comment. “South Carolina and Florida State own Clemson”, was SUCCINCTLY PUT. Classy JackLambert has no idea of the meaning based on his usage. See ya on another blog…done with this one.

  67. jets12 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:07 PM

    thegamecocker your right. Nothing to see here.

  68. classyjacklambert says: Dec 10, 2013 1:13 PM

    Thanks Clemsonstillsucks. I feel the same way and can respect that outlook. I just find some of the gamecock fans to be out of touch with reality, though I know the vast majority are cool and a lot of my friends and family are cocklovers as well. Good luck in the capital one bowl this year!

  69. keltictim says: Dec 10, 2013 2:13 PM

    Whole bunch of keyboard warriors. I have a blue belt in typing myself.

  70. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 10, 2013 4:25 PM

    I find it amusing that Clemson fans responding to @clemsonstillsucks have to type clemsonstillsucks….

  71. classyjacklambert says: Dec 10, 2013 5:36 PM

    Ha. Yeah there was a certain moral ambiguity there because it didn’t feel good, but I wanted to use his name.

  72. padraighansen says: Dec 10, 2013 10:20 PM


    That’d be great….I think you’re assuming – incorrectly, of course – that I’m anywhere close to any directional Carolina and give a damn about any of the schools in that part of the country. Here’s a hint: I’m not, and I don’t.

    I’ve seen my fair share of Sooner football players driving around in vehicles I know they cannot afford (nor could their parents) to know this goes on most big schools. My post was more about the hypocrisy of the NCAA.

    And, @clemsonstillsucks

    If you’re financing a kid (student-athlete) based upon potential future professional earnings – while he’s still considered to have “amateur” status (I know that’s a joke with the NCAA) – that would fall under the very ambiguous “impermissible benefit”.

    Loans to a student-athlete based on his or her potential future earnings as a pro athlete are not allowed by the NCAA, except to pay for disability insurance on those future earnings.

    Now, you said above that you do this currently. I’m sure you love your institution…but that is an NCAA violation.

  73. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 10, 2013 11:38 PM

    @ padraig

    I would tend to agree, but as you correctly stated, there’s plenty of room in the woodpile…at every school, in every conference.

    @ classyjack

    Haha – never considered that. I wonder if Tajh was driving a 300 as well?

  74. jets12 says: Dec 11, 2013 6:18 AM

    padraighansen my question to you was not if you are a fan of any school located in South Caoilina. It wasn’t. Here is a clue. I don’t give a damn what school you are a fan of.

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