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Jadeveon Clowney Hires Pete Strom In Traffic Cases

Former University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has requested a jury trial – and hired former U.S. Attorney Pete Strom to represent him – in his upcoming traffic ticket case. “(Clowney) is out of state right now, so we requested a jury trial to give us a…

Former University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has requested a jury trial – and hired former U.S. Attorney Pete Strom to represent him – in his upcoming traffic ticket case.

“(Clowney) is out of state right now, so we requested a jury trial to give us a chance to deal with it while he’s away,” Strom told McClatchy reporter John Monk.

Clowney concluded his Gamecock career last week at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  The SEC Freshman of the Year in 2011 and a unanimous All-American in 2012, he is projected to be a top five pick in the 2014 NFL draft.  He is currently training in Florida for the NFL combine – scheduled for late February at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Last 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.

He was issued a $355 citation and permitted to continue on his way.

Two weeks later 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.

Strom is also representing Clowney in that matter.

“I think all of this is getting a bit overblown,” Strom told Monk. “We have to remember – this is a 21-year-old kid, and he’s gotten two speeding tickets.”

In addition to being a former U.S. Attorney and hands-down the most gifted lawyer in the Palmetto State, Strom is a leading candidate for a seat on the University of South Carolina board of trustees.

“Pete is liked and respected by Republicans and Democrats,” one lawmaker told FITS. “I’m sure the fact he’s repping Clowney will only enhance his reputation.”

Indeed … especially in light of the hero’s welcome Clowney received at the S.C. State House last year.

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50 comments

Smirks January 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

In before jury pool gets stacked with Carolina fans, short trial, not guilty, Clowney decides to sign autographs for a select few outside of courthouse, lawyer gets nice signed jersey to hang in his office.

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Jeffrey Sewell January 19, 2014 at 6:15 am

:)

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Squishy123 January 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

If anyone makes me serve on jury duty for a speeding ticket, automatic guilty verdict.

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GrandTango January 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

You must work in the Obama IRS Dept. Where they say If you vote non-leftwing, they use the liberal government to persecute you…

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Squishy123 January 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

What does that have to do with jury duty?

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GrandTango January 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

You have no regard for due process, it seems. Guilty regardless. Just like the Obama Adm.

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Squishy123 January 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Ahh, I didn’t realize that this traffic ticket went all the way to the White House.

It’s no wonder the Republicans can never win a seat, since it appears that everyone in the country is a liberal Democrat except for you. You’re not going to win many elections with just one vote.

Jeffrey Sewell January 19, 2014 at 6:13 am

yeah whatever…

Jeffrey Sewell January 19, 2014 at 6:13 am

yeah standing with GrandTango,, consider yourself free to walk if I am on the jury, uncle sam has enough of our ass as is…

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Torch January 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to pay the tickets? He’s leaving the state anyway.

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Smirks January 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Probably just wants to get rid of the points. NFL salary lets you disregard the fine, but too many points on your license = no driving.

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Reformed traffic violator January 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Yeah, if one those tickets was for a 6 point violation (reckless driving) and the other was for a 4 point violation (speeding 10 mph over the limit) he’s looking at 12 points, which would result in license revocation.
Strom will just plead one or both of them down.

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kyle January 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm

dude, 6+4= 10 you said 121??!? where did you get your degree?

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Squishy123 January 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I think he’s a Dirtpecker U. Honor’s graduate.

Jesus H. Christ! January 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

How dare you question Me!
Wait, oops. D’oh. My bad. I picked a bad day to stop doing Adderall.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 9, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Sure, he’s looking at 12 points, but he’ll only lose 10.

When TBG was his age, he spent a lot of time “looking” at 5 Points.

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Jesus H. Christ! January 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

[sigh] I’ll never live this down. Not even if I die and am reborn.

jimlewisowb January 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Get a life asshole and pay the fine

You are damn lucky those big wheel tires did not come apart at the speeds you were driving

Just in case no one told your dumb ass those tires are for looks not speed

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Crooner January 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Did you actually see the car or are you just being racist? I haven’t noticed that in you before.
Ain’t gonna be no trial. Strom will make it go away with a deal that lets Clowney keep his license.

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jimlewisowb January 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Earlier posts stated vehicle had “big wheels”

Regardless, even if he had original tires odds are they are not rated for sustained high speed

Personally I could care less if the asshole drove 150 mph. My concern is for the family of five who were minding their own business when hit by his out of control vehicle

As for your racist comment – bite my lily white prune ass

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Squishy123 January 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Are they rentals?

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slick car salesman January 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

really? you know the exact value and condition of the car with out seeing it or inspecting? You are just making shit up that helps your point. If you knew anything you would know condition will change the price, and asking price isn’t what you get either. and what year did you base your findings on, how many miles. Hell just to check Kelly Blue Book you need all of that. Let me guess, you put in what you wanted to help you. So you have now clue what that car costs. I can do that too. I don’t even know you but you are dumbass. see did it too, Racist

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jimlewisowb January 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Who in the hell shoved your dick up your ass, mother fucker

I never originated any comment about the “cost “of the goddamn piece of shit of car. If you will take the time to read the posts, I attached a post by “lee” which was posted earlier on another story about your God, as in GODdamn clowney, to make a point with Crooner about my big wheels comment

If you are so damn slick, like in owl shit, direct your whinny snot nose Kelly Blue Book bitching at “lee”, not me. It was his post that set the value of the mother fucking car

As for your Racist comment cunt face – you can bite my lily white prune ass

slick car salesman January 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

aren’t you such a badass typing on the computer there you racist pencil dick mother fucker. Go to your next Klan rally and STFU. lol

jimlewisowb January 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

whine, whine,whine

slick car salesman January 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

There you go, crying like a little bitch. Figures

jimlewisowb January 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

“Crying like a little bitch”

Almost as original as your earlier “pencil dick” comment. Can’t wait to read your next bare knuckle retort.

Just in case your need some help you may want to google “urban dictionary”: or “thesaurus” for a few slick owl shit zingers

bless your heart – maybe tonight your mother will sing soft kitty,warm kitty as she rubs your burly chest with vapor rub

Its a Coots Beaker January 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm

@jimlewisowb:disqus, Not trying to butt in here, but I’ve seen you post on here many times in the past. Have you ever had a guy flat out act like this much of an ass to you before? I suspect “slick car salesman” is just a left over Coots Beak writer just trying to stir stuff up. They did a lot of that 2 different times recently acting like AU fans or Bama fans, and even posted the original post on the AU site posing as a Gamecock. They had it listed on the facebook page before it was taken down, and I believe it to be on the “private” page. I am pretty sure this isn’t a coincidence. I could be wrong, but that’s my opinion (and I know you didn’t ask for it), but usually when you call them out they go back to the FB page and hide, or just start another thread. Either way I think if you call him out he will move on.

jimlewisowb January 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Think I’ll let him run on for awhile.

slick car salesman January 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

where am I going to run to ass breath? you are such a little tool. blah blah blah point still is, screw you

jimlewisowb January 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

bite, ouch, sting, sting, bite, ouch, sting, sting

har, har, har

slick car salesman January 11, 2014 at 8:58 am

fuck you fuck head!! you aint shit, and you know it

Strunk & White January 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

“see did it too, Racist”

Is this English? Why capitalize racist?

9" January 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

“Crooner” goes by the name “Spooner” on the gay chart boards.

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9" January 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm

don’t go using my handle,bitch.my gravatar no longer ‘shows’ on this site,mofo

King-Tut January 10, 2014 at 5:55 am

Throwing the race card, huh? Walks like a duck, talks like a duck, must be a duck. Asshole.

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quack quack January 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

makes sense seeing as you just called yourself an Asshole there big man behind the computer.

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The Enquirer January 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I don’t get it, what about having big wheels on a car is racist?

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Scooter January 9, 2014 at 8:10 pm

What a Clown.

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Jeffrey Sewell January 19, 2014 at 6:18 am

have another… it won’t do you any harm!!

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Cockenstein January 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Poor guy. If Clowney is found guilty and loses his license he’ll be forced to hire a chauffeur for 1% of his salary.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I hope he beats both raps. Better yet, I wish his lawyer would come up with some ground-breaking ploy that would forever render radar and lidar use for traffic prosecution as unlawful. That would rock!

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Reformed traffic violator January 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Pshaw, when I was his age I had more speeding tickets than that. But they weren’t nearly as spectacular.

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9" January 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

smart move.bide time,and it’ll likely be thrown out..

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shifty henry January 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Andre Bauer’s attorney turned him down, soooo ………

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socrates January 9, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Strom has no talent, except his father’s sully reputation.

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Guest January 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

21 year old “kid”? Give me a freggin break! Being 21 makea you an adult! Let the spin begin!!

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get your facts right January 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

actually Coots Beaker 18 is an adult, but all you Clemson fans said Smoking Sammy Potkins was a “college kid” when that happened. Well so was Clowney at the time of this by your same logic.

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scsweepin January 10, 2014 at 11:42 am

I love a nice, strong buck.

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Jeffrey Sewell January 19, 2014 at 6:10 am

So what is the fastest anyone has been clocked at… just askin…???

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