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Jadeveon Clowney Has The Need … The Need For Speed

For the second time in less than a month University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been ticketed for speeding … and once again the future NFL draft pick was traveling well above posted limits at the time he was pulled over. Earlier this month Clowney was…

For the second time in less than a month University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been ticketed for speeding … and once again the future NFL draft pick was traveling well above posted limits at the time he was pulled over.

Earlier this month Clowney was clocked on a rural stretch of Interstate 77 traveling at 110 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone. That’s fifteen miles per hour faster than the “above limit discretionary window” used by Palmetto State police to arrest individuals for reckless driving.

Clowney was issued a $355 citation following that traffic stop – but was permitted to continue on his way.

This week Clowney was clocked on Interstate 26 traveling at 84 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone – again in the range that could have landed him in the slammer. Again, though, Clowney was permitted to continue on his way.

Both speeding tickets are worth six points, meaning Clowney is in danger of having his South Carolina driver’s license suspended.

After his first speeding ticket, NFL experts opined Clowney’s lead foot wouldn’t adversely impact his standing in next year’s draft. We didn’t necessarily disagree with that assessment, although we noted Clowney’s first speeding stop “(wasn’t) your garden variety lead foot – 40 miles per hour over the speed limit is straight up reckless driving, and Clowney should have been cuffed and stuffed for endangering his fellow drivers.”

Clowney is also recklessly endangering himself by traveling at such speeds – not to mention his future earning potential as an early first round NFL draft pick.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier joked this week that his superstar – who will play his last collegiate game in next week’s Capital One Bowl – would soon be able to pay for his traffic tickets. That’s true. He’ll also be able to pay for a driver, which is something we’d recommend.

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57 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 27, 2013 at 7:07 am

SEC speed!!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 27, 2013 at 7:11 am

He’ll also be able to pay for a driver…

Pro Tip:
TBG recommends purchasing the putter first….then a wedge… and slowly working one’s way back to a driver.

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Todd December 27, 2013 at 8:04 am

If anything this helps his draft stock. The NFL wants a reckless pass rusher who will sacrifice his body and get butts in seats.

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GaryJR December 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

He needs to be taught a lesson before he kills someone.

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jurisdoc December 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

DOO DOO!

I’m not saying getting caught twice at 25 mph over the speed limit = career criminal, but it does show one of two things….

1. Reckless disregard for his own safety, career, reputation, and the safety of others coupled with a “there are no consequences” air of superiority…, or
2. A complete lack of though process – i.e. this is one dumb sob.

I’m guessing it’s more of 2, with a little 1 mixed in.

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nitrat December 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

When he kills someone, this won’t be so cute…and, the SC ‘justice’ system will be the enabler and accessory that made it possible.

Is there no one in law enforcement smart enough to get that?

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idcydm December 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

But, but he plays for the Gamecocks.

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Smirks December 28, 2013 at 7:59 am

The justice system in SC is an enabler and accessory to all kinds of killers. Even the hardened jailed criminals get let out on bail/light sentences/early release way too often.

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idcydm December 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

It’s a good thing he’s a high profile dumb jock, for the time being it keeps him from working in a car wash. If he were working in a car wash you can bet he would have been “cuffed and stuffed”.

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ThreePalms December 27, 2013 at 10:26 am

My neighbor’s kid got two speeding tickets as well. I am not saying that it is right and I am not saying that it is good, but I am saying that it is not atypical for young men to drive fast. I also note that these offenses occurred on the Interstate highway system and NOT on rural highways or urban streets. However, I will repeat what I am certain the officers said and that is: Mr. Clowney, slow your ass down. You are fortunate that a traffic citation is all that has resulted from your recklessness.

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Scooter December 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Your neighbor’s kid is just as stupid as Clowney.

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Squishy123 December 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

Give a guy with the reading comprehension of a sixth grader a driver’s license and this is what happens. He isn’t exactly known as a STUDENT-athlete. I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy were diagnosed as being mildly retarded.

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historybuff December 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

Kinda like C.J.?

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Squishy123 December 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I don’t know, did C.J. require a tutor for Weightlifting 101?

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Tre B. December 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

CJ earned his degree from Clemson in four years, and has translated his education and talent into a multi-million dollar career. Did you earn your degree in four years and translate your education and talent into a multi-million dollar career? If not, STFU while grown folks is talking…

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Squishy123 December 27, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Which makes me wonder, if Clowney would even be close to graduating in four years. This includes him taking summer courses which in theory says he should be able to graduate in May. I’ve heard he’s taken nothing but remedial courses the past three years and is no where near earning a degree in anything.

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Tre B. December 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I don’t particularly like comments questioning anyone’s mental acuity… especially since most of us in this forum are probably adults and should be offering guidance to guys like Clowney who fail to recognize how trivial actions sometimes lead to unintended consequences… for themselves and/or others… or helping them through a real challenge inn that area b/c we never truly know whether there is a real issue with someone’s mental capabilities and probably shouldn’t go there… he might appear to be ok, but that might not necessarily be the case and this situation is indicative of that challenge…

Scrappy December 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

A degree if African American studies is grueling! Just what the hell would you do with that in the “real” world?

Smirks December 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

He got a four-year sociology degree, dude. I can tell you about plenty of folks with that degree and what their job prospects are. It isn’t pretty. Let’s just say this is why there are a lot of people who wait tables with their college education.

Good for CJ completing college, first in his family to do it, but the degree he got isn’t going to help him much.

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E Norma Scok December 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Does it need to? I have two college degrees, including one in Mechanical Engineering, and work in neither of the fields in which I graduated.

you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 1:05 am

no you don’t pee wee

you really have a tiny penis December 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Sure you do Pee Wee.

Tre B. December 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

No degree does anything in particular but demonstrate your capacity to be taught and that you can learn something. There are practical correlations between degrees earned and careers, but there are just as many if not more dissimilarities between degrees earned and careers. CJ has entered into his chosen career field and by earning his degree has shown a capacity to learn not to screw up the money that he earns… this sounds about right for 100% of all degrees earned, don’tchathink??

Scooter December 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Mildly???

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GrandTango December 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

You voted for Obama and still defend Obamacare after you and Pelosi passed it to find out what’s in it…..and you’re trying to insult someone else’s intelligence…You may be the most ignorant Mother-F*#k#8 among a gaggle of ’em….

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Smirks December 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

What does health care reform have to do with a football player getting a speeding ticket?

Everything, you CommuNazi leftist scum!

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GrandTango December 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

You’ve F#*ked up the country, yet you’re worried about a 20=-year-old’s speeding Dumb@$$#$, like you…You’ve F#*ked up the country, yet you’re worried about a 20=-year-old’s speeding ticket…Hope that helps…

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Fuck This Guy December 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Just worry about your poor ass getting that Mediciad, BigT.

Squishy123 December 28, 2013 at 9:07 am

Why would I have voted for Obama, I’m neither a Democrat nor black? .

BTW – I work at USC and know a little bit about some of the “special admits”, including Clowney. Let’s just say there’s nothing “smart” about him. He was pushed through high school and if he hadn’t been a standout at football he’d likely still be a 20 year old Freshman. The guy reads and writes at the 6th grade level.

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GrandTango December 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

So you are on the inside staff, getting paid by the government, and distributing PERSONAL information about a student…

I’d Fire your Sorry, indecent @$$ in a minute if you worked for me….USC has a responsibility to Kick you to the curb, POST-HASTE…

Also: I think there is probable cause to prosecute you for breach of confidentiality and/or libel…And you are SCUM regardless if you get away w/ it or not…

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E Norma Scok December 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Then I guess its a good thing that you have no power, influence, or do anything more than bitch on the internets.

you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

Pee wee

loveyouman! January 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I would be very surprised if he is at the sixth grade level. Knew a lady who taught remedial reading classes at Flora and she said many “seniors” in her classes were functionally illiterate.

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GrandTango December 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm

While FITS goes on and on about the unique stupidity of South Carolinians…he is the EPITPOME of a small-time, simple-minded idiot with this media obsession over Clowneys’s traffic tickets…

Act like you’ve seen something big before, you country-hick rube……
Your god and savior, Obama, is tyrannically persecuting the people who build this nation, for the sake of the lazy, stupid and incompetent, and FITS has his head up his @$$…

But Clowney getting a ticket, and FITS P!$$#$ his panties. What a small-time punk you represent yourself to be….

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The Colonel December 28, 2013 at 2:15 am

The story on this last ticket is that Clowney was late getting back to Columbia for the team’s flight to Florida.

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Smirks December 28, 2013 at 7:56 am

All it takes is one wreck, Clowney. One wreck that you can’t walk away from. One wreck that ruins your knees. One wreck that shatters your leg into fifty million fragments. One wreck that screws up your back. One wreck that puts you in a wheelchair. One wreck that sends you to the morgue. Don’t do that to yourself, man. Don’t do that to someone you might hit, either.

I wonder, if there were places built where people could drive extremely fast in a controlled environment, if it would stop things like this on public roads? You know, set up something kind of like a drag strip, but open to the public. Somewhere that you aren’t endangering others and ideally the danger you are imposing on yourself is reduced to a minimum.

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GrandTango December 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid…
LMAO at you nanny-liberals…who preach ANYTHING GOES all the time…

Gay behavior is dangerous (see the CDC report)…why do you march in the streets demanding that…but you are bashing Clowney for going a little too fast in a car…???…Hypocrite…

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Crab Cakes December 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Hell, jut look what came out of your momma’s snatch…

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E Norma Scok December 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm

What would your opinion be had this been Tajh Boyd? Certainly something that involved with a conspiracy.

Do you really troll this hard, or are you that big of an idiot?

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you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 1:05 am

you are the troll pee wee

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E Norma Scok December 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

For the LAST time, I’m not letting you blow me.

you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

no one could, pee wee. its too small

E Norma Scok December 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Then PLEASE stop asking. You are creeping me out following me around and pretending to be me.

you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm

whats the matter pee wee?

on a side note, December 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

Did anyone hear what the idiot Dumbo said after practice? He said Clem5on has been more consistent than Ohio State since he has been at Clem5on.

“If you just judge us on the last five years I think that we’ve become one of the most consistent teams in the country. More consistent than Ohio State if you will. I mean, there’s a lot of teams out there that would love to have the accomplishments that this team has had in the last few years. As far as consistently being ranked and school things that we’ve done here, records that we’ve set here at Clemson and all that kind of stuff.”

What are you smoking dude? in the last 5 years OSU is 54-11( 11-2, 13-1, 6-7, 12-0 and 12-1) and Clemson is 46-20 (9-5, 6-7, 10-4, 11-2, 10-2). This assclown needs to take a math class. Hell even South Carolina has been more consistent. USC is 48-17 (7-6, 9-5, 11-2, 11-2, 10,2), and ranked in the top 25 longer, in that same time frame. So I guess he is saying in his round about way that South Carolina is better than his Clem5on is. Thanks for another laugh Dabo!

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E Norma Scok December 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm

And this has to do with doo doo being an idiot…..how?

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you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 1:02 am

The same way as the comment from the idiots talking about him running over their kids doing that fast on an interstate. He was on an interstate you morons. Your kids aren’t playing there, and if they are I am more worried about your parenting skills. And also it was just as on the subject as 79% of the dumb shit you say here, And this was even funnier. So go suck on that and fuck off with your dumbass screen name you pimple popping teenager. I mean who really would have that as a screen name other than someone over compensating for a tiny penis, or a young punk. Oddly I suspect you are both. Either way doo doo is an idiot, but you are just a dumb shit. You just got owned too Pee-Wee.

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E Norma Scok December 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Typical cock fan…
Undoubtedly you barely made it out of some West Columbia high school. Think you could even find the university on a map?

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you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Looks like I hit a nerve there Pee-Wee. reality sucks huh?

E Norma Scok December 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Only “nerve’you hit is that you are the typical uneducated, ignorant, never darkened a doorstep at USC cock fan, an it shows in everything you type, and undoubtedly live.

you really have a tiny penis December 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

What’s the matter Pee Wee, did the other boys laugh at you in the shower when they all saw that pimple you have between your legs? Is that why you assume I never went to USC? I would quit speaking of things you do not know, On top of attending one of the higher ranked private schools in the state for high school, I did in fact attend USC. I then graduated in just 3 1/2 years. In fact, I am sure I got my degree faster, and with higher grades than you, if you actually attended a college yourself. I am also very certain that financially I am far ahead of the likes of you. It is just too funny picking on a “tiny” one like you, clearly over compensating for something, by using such a “big” screen name. Keep trying to put others down little man to help you feel big about yourself, all the while the joke is, and always will be on you, as well as you.

VoiceofReason January 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Listen to the context of the comment assholes.

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VoiceofTruth January 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm

whaaa whaaaa, here is the idiot again. and this time it seems to be upset.

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E Norma Scok December 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Who wouldn’t be in a hurry to get the hell out f Columbia? It’s a shithole.
The real story here is had this been the average person, they’d be look at a lot more than $500 in fines between the two–probably jail time.

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you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 1:04 am

Pee Wee

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E Norma Scok December 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I think you have a crush on me….

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you really have a tiny penis December 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm

just love pointing out the truth pee wee

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