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Jadeveon Clowney pulled over for speeding… again

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South Carolina defensive end Jadevon Clowney was pulled over for driving above the speed limit for the second time this month. According to the Associated Press, the Gamecocks star was reportedly driving 25 miles per hour over the 55 mph speed limit on an interstate close to South Carolina’s campus.

Clowney was stopped Thursday morning after being clocked traveling 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. Earlier this month Clowney was pulled over for driving at a speed of 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. As reported by the Associated Press, drivers in South Carolina receive six points on their driving record and can receive 12 points before their licenses are suspended.

Clowney’s status for South Carolina’s Outback Bowl against Wisconsin remains unchanged at this moment, and the driving offenses may not be enough of a reason for Steve Spurrier to keep his defensive star out of the lineup.

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30 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney pulled over for speeding… again”
  1. plarkin88 says: Dec 26, 2013 6:28 PM

    He’s one speeding ticket away from matching his sack total.

  2. mediocrebob says: Dec 26, 2013 6:37 PM

    Awesome ^

  3. jrocknstuff says: Dec 26, 2013 6:39 PM

    Good to know he already has the NFL lifestyle down pat.

  4. youcantmakemepickausername says: Dec 26, 2013 6:45 PM

    A young guy like him having a heavy foot isn’t necessarily the biggest deal in the world, but at the same time, it wouldn’t hurt for someone close to him to sit him down and tell the story of Jerome Brown and how that ended.

  5. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 26, 2013 7:11 PM

    Yeah he should probably slow down, but EVERYBODY goes over the speed limit. Clowney just got caught like some people do. Most kids his age are doing the same thing. The difference is that they don’t have a 5 month interview coming up where it could affect them from making either millions, or hundreds of thousands.

  6. dkhhuey says: Dec 26, 2013 7:39 PM

    Come on… is it that slow of a news day where somebody getting a speeding ticket makes headlines? Yeesh.

  7. mauldawg says: Dec 26, 2013 7:44 PM

    To the youcant poster A young guy like him having a heavy foot isn’t necessarily a big deal etc until he kills your family or someone else’s family. You must be as young and dumb as he is. It wont be long before he kills himself or someone else. I guess to you and thework house— poster life has no meaning. You both need to grow up. No not everyone goes over the speed limit like this fool. SS wont bench this idiot. Like to many coaches winning comes first.

  8. longtallsam says: Dec 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    “Everyone” may speed at some point, but going 30 and 40 MPH over the limit is reckless driving, a whole lot different than doing 65 in a 55 zone. Not many do that, it’s not smart. But no one has ever accused Clowney of being smart

  9. Professor Fate says: Dec 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    Clowney’s first ticket, 110 mph in a 70 mph zone would have landed him in jail in most jurisdictions as that is considered reckless driving. Instead he was merely fined $355 for going 40 mph over the limit. A pretty soft fine.

    The second one was 84 in a 55 (which is 29 mph over the limit, not 25) resulting in a $445 fine.

    “…(D)rivers in South Carolina receive six points on their driving record and can receive 12 points before their licenses are suspended.”

    Six points for what? As it turns out, drivers in SC get a six point hit on their license if they are cited for driving more than 25 mph over the limit (the same number of points docked for reckless driving). Thus Clowney has collected 12 points for these two citations. For accumulating 12 to 15 points Clowney’s license should be suspended for three months. Maybe. After all, this is a big-time college athlete about to become an NFL multi-millionaire.

  10. floridacock says: Dec 26, 2013 8:42 PM

    I heard he was going 70 in a 33 zone!

  11. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 26, 2013 8:43 PM

    @mauldawg

    I was gonna defend my earlier point, until I did the conversions. You’re right, the guy needs to slow it down.

  12. 1990tiger says: Dec 26, 2013 9:14 PM

    I wonder if he was driving the same car as last time or if he was driving a different “loaner”……..

  13. afrancis55 says: Dec 26, 2013 9:35 PM

    While he was driving Jadeveon learned that Sammy Watkins was using the vehicle earlier so he needed to rush home to clean it out.

  14. classyjacklambert says: Dec 26, 2013 10:10 PM

    I still think he just hasn’t learned to read the street signs yet. Not a joke. Just unfortunate.

  15. keltictim says: Dec 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    I’ll bet he was driving on 77 I saw 9 separate state troopers on it today and doing 84 on 77 is not a rare thing. Everybody goes around 80 in the fast lane on 77.

  16. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 26, 2013 10:25 PM

    “C”mon, maaaaaan!”

    1) yes, he needs to slow his ass down…along with the other thousands of college age drivers across the country.
    2) does anyone really think a *speeding* ticket written to ANY college athlete is worthy of any kind of media coverage? It’s not like it was a DUI or drug possession charge (*cough cougj* Jack).
    3) if this kid were getting special privileges we wouldn’t have heard about the tickets to begin with…unless a trooper called up a local news station and said “check your fax.”

    Sounds to me like Clowney has to literally run a gauntlet from Rock Hill to Columbia…I would imagine his car isn’t all that hard to pick out by the troopers normally patrolling I-77. I’ll bet he slows his a$s down now.

  17. clemsonstillsucks says: Dec 26, 2013 10:27 PM

    @ Keltic

    I suspect you’re right…probably trying to make the plane to Orlando.

  18. keltictim says: Dec 26, 2013 10:30 PM

    I stand corrected if the limit was 55 he was on 20 or 26 but the speed most people go is still around 80 in the fast lanes. And professor fate your assuming he didn’t fight the ticket. First ticket you will almost always get it reduced in money and points and if the cop doesn’t show up it will get tossed completely. That’s not just for a ball player that’s everyone. Second ticket you might still get a reduction. If he gets another he will probably lose it.

  19. gary2525 says: Dec 26, 2013 11:15 PM

    Wow is this guy going down the shitter just wait til he gets millions in his pocket

  20. bigthyme93 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:56 AM

    You clowns act as though u never have sped in Ur lives. Stop being so damn critical about a dumb speeding ticket. He knows he is wrong withoutany of u telling him so . He will have to atone for his wrongs not u.

  21. rodge1 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:29 AM

    How can he afford a car that drives that fast?

  22. plarkin88 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:25 AM

    Keltictim,

    It was 126 on the west side near the zoo. Which isn’t as much of a drag strip due to traffic, but definitely a heavily patrolled area. You’re an idiot if you go 30 over in that part of town. All you have to do is move with the flow, which is always heavy.

  23. jmason100 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:41 AM

    You can tell Steve Spurrier is just fed up with Clowney. Making fun of him is just classic.

    He’s a talent but I’d be hard pressed to draft him. He wouldn’t be the first “can’t miss” prospect to flame out in the NFL. His attitude and lack of passion for the game concerns me.

  24. harbourimages says: Dec 27, 2013 9:46 AM

    Many of you apparently think driving this far over the speed limit is “acceptable.” I agree with the guy who said wait until this CLOWN kills a mother and some kids and see how trivial it is then. Many of these stupid young jocks think they’re invincible. They and their victims are not! Clowney is an idiot and so is Spurrier and all of you who make it sound like this kind of behavior is no big deal. Check with the Bowden family on that.

  25. keltictim says: Dec 27, 2013 3:33 PM

    Yea that’s kinda fast for over there. I wouldn’t call that a reckless speed safety wise for that area but def reckless ticket wise. To me this is a mountain out of a mole hill. He was trying to catch the team bus and everybody has driven over the limit when late for something important.

  26. keltictim says: Dec 27, 2013 3:33 PM

    Yea that’s kinda fast for over there. I wouldn’t call that a reckless speed safety wise for that area but def reckless ticket wise. To me this is a mountain out of a mole hill. He was trying to catch the team bus and everybody has driven over the limit when late for something important.

  27. dhardy8207 says: Dec 28, 2013 8:38 AM

    Speeding as in 5-10 miles over the speed limit is pretty common. However, in some states a speed of more than 15 mph over the speed limit will get ya an aggravated speeding ticket which requires drivers to go to driving school in order to avoid additional fines or suspension of the driver’s license.

    Secondly, most of the time a driver who is not under the influence or some other type of distraction can control an automobile in the event of an unexpected lane change of another driver. Speeds of 110 mph make that almost impossible. He really needs a wake up call before he kills himself or God forbid someone else…

  28. longtallsam says: Dec 28, 2013 4:07 PM

    The two violations were for 40 and 29 over the limit. More than 25 over is automatically reckless driving in SC, a six point violation. That gives him twelve points, which means a suspended license, unless one gets reduced. I can’t imagine the one for going 110 would get reduced.

  29. packerbadger says: Dec 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    And yet ANOTHER $ECheat player making the news in the Local section……………..

  30. CBFAN says: Jan 2, 2014 4:28 PM

    What a clown.

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