Pimp Ride: Clowney Was Just Funnin’

Despite his assertions to the contrary on social media, former University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is NOT the proud owner of a new $300,000 Bentley. Clowney confirmed he was “just cutting up” when he posted a picture of a new Bentley Mulsanne on his Instagram page – referring…

Despite his assertions to the contrary on social media, former University of South Carolina All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is NOT the proud owner of a new $300,000 Bentley.

Clowney confirmed he was “just cutting up” when he posted a picture of a new Bentley Mulsanne on his Instagram page – referring to the car as “my new baby.”

Although the image was quickly removed, Clowney’s post went viral.

“He’ll probably have a car like that one day – perhaps one day very soon – but that day is not today,” Clowney’s attorney Pete Strom told FITS.

“Jadeveon was just having fun,” Strom added. “The car belongs to a friend of his – a fellow athlete he is training with – and he thought it would be fun to post the picture. When he realized it might cause confusion he took the post down.”

As we noted, this isn’t the first time Clowney – who is projected to be a top five pick in the 2014 NFL draft – has made automotive headlines.  Last month he was busted not once but twice traveling at excessive speeds on South Carolina interstates.  Clowney has requested a jury trial in at least one of these cases, and is being represented by Strom – the Palmetto State’s top lawyer.

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Gloriasc January 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Slow news day?

Recovering lawyer January 11, 2014 at 5:57 pm

the news day is slow and the love affair with Strom is nauseating

MashPotato January 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply
GrandTango January 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I wonder if he’s called Clowney because he makes clowns out of [email protected]$$#$….

Squishy123 January 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

He’s called Doo Doo, because that’s the only thing he is smart as.

you are a piece of dung January 12, 2014 at 11:39 am

Still smarter than Smoking Sammy Potkins, and quit being so jealous because all you were good enough for was a walk on bench warmer spot in basketball on at a d-2 school. wow. mr big time. lol

Squishy123 January 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Formerly Norma, I see you got tired of using someone else’s name here.

What did you do, I mean besides drop out of Redbank High and buy a tow truck? I see it all the time, rednecks who have no affiliation with a school yet they live and breath that college’s sports teams. I bet you’re closer in comparison to the mouth breathing, Alabama fan that poisoned the Auburn tree than any Dirtpecker alumni season ticket holder.

Dont be so jealous January 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

No sonny boy, I at least was able to play at a D-1 level, and played baseball here for June Raines from 89-92 you little league bench-warmer. It is all clear now, you are jealous, just like when you kept being the last one picked at kickball. No wonder you are on here bashing the same schools that didn’t even want you, while the whole time you claim to have nothing to do with any of them. If you really didn’t care you wouldn’t even be here, and you would just go on about your own business. You weren’t good enough were you? So you act like you are better in another way, even though in reality you would have blown your own brother just to play one play at this level. Hell, even Rudy had his day for one play in D-1, but you rode the pine in D-2 and acted like you were something. Now that is funny. Sorry JV but you are a joke.

Squishy123 January 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Yeah, whatever… next you’ll say you were an All American as well. When I played, I don’t know if I had ever heard of USC mainly because at the time they sucked in every sport and nobody looked at them except for in-state players. No need to explain further because you’d say it was just made up, just as I assume your glorious college career was. Why didn’t get go pro? Because you sucked enough you couldn’t get picked up in the several hundred player draft?

And sonny, I was already graduated before your college career even started.

aww, the truth hurt him January 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm

and you were still nothing but a scrub. You still sit at the kids table too huh?

Squishy123 January 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Good one, you still busing the kids table? Boy you’re touchy about that not playing pro ball comment aren’t you. Must be left over from back in your playing days when people considered the baseball team the same as golf, tennis and swimming teams. You did have bragging rights over the frat boy lacrosse teams.

if you cant hang January 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

man I touched a nerve with you didn’t I JV? Sorry waterboy, now go back to the bench

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 9:48 am

No nerve touched, started over 50 games during my playing time. How about you? You played back in the days when USC used to struggle against powerhouse teams like USC-Aiken am I right?

i think you played at the y January 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

so you started 50 games of pick up ball with the old men and frat boys? such a jealous hater you are

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Whatever, I think we’ve found someone dumber than GrandTango/BigT.

You know you don’t have to change your name every time you post. I’d think that’d be a given and wouldn’t require someone explaining it to you.

So how bad did USC-Aiken kick your ass back in your benchwarming days?

"whatever" January 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I agree JV, I think you are dumber that Tango. and why do you care what my name on here is?
FYI “Whatever” is a great response when you have nothing else you can say. Now go back to play more in the locker room with those old men and frat boys “mr big time player”. They are waiting for you in the showers. It was probably the most action you saw all year.

Norma Scok January 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Sat what? You are quite confused.Not only Clemson fan, but a graduate.

And I live in Charleston; I’m not worth the money it would take to make me live in Columbia,

squishy is an idiot January 12, 2014 at 7:43 pm

the dumbass doesn’t ever know who he is talking to, or even what about. He is just all talk.

CNSYD January 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm

When did Strom get ordained (and by who) as SC’s top lawyer?

jimlewisowb January 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm

“….represented by Strom – the Palmetto State’s top lawyer….”

You have to be kidding, State’s top lawyer – Strom

I don’t keep up with the rankings of lawyers but without setting my beer down two names pop out – Gedney M. Howe III and Bart Daniel – both whom I believe are more than a cut above Strom

dwb619 January 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Always include, Henderson Johnson, Aiken, South Carolina.

CNSYD January 12, 2014 at 9:55 am

As well as Andy Savage of Charleston

GrandTango January 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Isn’t Strom a Bill Clinton stooge???….Does he boff interns, too???

ColaBar January 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Palmetto State’s top lawyer? Hahaha! Pete Strom isn’t the top lawyer in Forest Acres. Speeding tickets sound like appropriate legal matters for him to handle.

Scrappy January 12, 2014 at 1:25 am

Oh Yeah. Pete Strom ranks right up there with Todd Rutherford. and what exactly does Bakari do to earn a check there?

Jackie Chiles January 13, 2014 at 9:25 am

Who cares what kind of car he drives?

CL January 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

They care because he played for Carolina and he is black. Of course they cannot be explicit about the latter, so they instead use coded language and call him a “thug” (its what “Zionist” is for anti-semites) and make jokes about his intelligence (because having a learning disability is funny when you are black, apparently).

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

It is when the only reason he got into college is because of his ability on the football field and the fact that he’s taking up a seat in a class that could otherwise be filled with someone who actually wanted to be in that class and not to go just to satisfy the NCAA attendance policy.

crybaby January 13, 2014 at 11:55 am

Or some care because they are jealous like squishy. He wasn’t good enough to play with the big boys, so they didn’t want him. Now all he can do is try to make himself fell better by bashing them. He is nothing more than pathetic, jealous, bitchy, crybaby, and he knows it.

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Boo hoo, I was born white and smart… I couldn’t play D-1 ball. Oh boo hoo!!!

told you January 13, 2014 at 6:24 pm

damn, you try to act like it was a joke, but there is some major resentment issue there

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Boo hoo, now you’re just picking on me, boo hoo. Someone protect me from this former USC baseball player bully!!! Boo hoo, I’m sad, boo hoo. I resent that people like you worship a dumbass who can”t do anything but play a single sport like he’s a god. If Clowney didn’t have football, what would he be doing… maybe trying to commit suicide by shooting himself in the arm?

little baby January 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

still so jealous no one wanted you. too bad your dreams ended on the pine in d-2

CL January 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm

So I guess that means Clemson has abandoned its football program? Or did I miss your attacks on CJ Spiller’s Wonderlic score or Tremaine Billie’s class project as evidence that they were taking up the spot that should be occupied by another applicant?

To me it is sad rather than funny that schools turf these players through, doing whatever it takes to keep them eligible. It is sad to me that Spiller was an Academic All-American at Clemson despite being barely literate. What I do find funny is how many Clemson fans seem to think this only goes on at other schools.

exactly, told you he's a bitch January 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm

squishy has been nothing but a jealous hurt little bitch towards USC since they told him he wasn’t good enough to play for them. He can act like he isn’t but he shows his true colors.

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I guess I could have played baseball, back then it appears that powerhouse USC was taking anyone who’d walk on.

still crying huh little bitch? January 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

um, you really are dumb. We made 7 or 8 ncaa appearances in the 80’s including my 1st year there. Sorry you never got asked to play at this level, but its probably because you sucked JV

CNSYD January 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Please provide proof of the following (assuming you know what proof means): Spiller’s Wonderlic score, his attaining Academic All-American status and your statement that he is barely literate. BTW, proof does not include posts on FITSNews, conversations at 5 Points bars, etc.

CL January 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I prefer the term evidence to proof, but no problem. I imagine they don’t talk about this stuff too much on TI, so I am happy to educate you.

Here is a slideshow on Sports Illustrated reporting that Spiller scored a 10 on the Wonderlic.

Here is Forbes noting that Wonderlic defines literate as a score of 10 or above. Average intelligence is defined as a score of 20 or above.

In other words, Spiller scored the lowest you can get and be considered literate.

I should have said All-ACC rather than All-American (I’ve corrected above), but here is a link to Spiller’s profile on the official Clemson athletics site (is that sufficiently credible?) noting he made the ACC Academic Honor Roll. And here is a report from TI that states that Spiller made the Dean’s List at Clemson.

uh oh January 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

What, no come back to either person providing you with proof?

CNSYD January 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

Unlike most on here, I have a life away from FITSNews. So here is my reply. Tigernet and Bleacherreport are not proof (evidence) anymore than FITSNews. They may be right or they may be wrong. I don’t know as I have not seen Spiller’s Wonderlic, have you?

Now if he is “barely literate”, then having signed a 6 year reputedly $39.3 million contract in 2010 ain’t bad. What does your contract pay?

I presume, that in the spirit of fair play, you will provide a listing of all of Mr. Clowney’s academic achievements as well as his Wonderlic score.

he scored a 10 January 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

Multiple outlets have mentioned Spillers wonderlic score and you know that. I also quoted from information that was credited to come from Clemson themselves as to his Heisman campaign. So the University is the one claiming he made the all ACC academic team as well as the Deans List. In other words its straight form the horses mouth. As far as Clowney’s scores and grades, why not go dig the info up yourself? We found it about Spiller. You might have to take a while to get back to us seeing as how Clowney hasn’t even taken the Wonderlic test yet. And just an accurate observation here, but you seem to keep claiming you have a “life outside of Fits” when either your team loses or you have been proven wrong on one of your post. There is never a shortage of replies from you, when you think you are right. Perhaps its just me (or the truth talking). I expect some sort of a reply ignoring any and all proof in 3,2,1…..

CNSYD January 14, 2014 at 10:40 am

“Multiple outlets” do not make something true or not true. Most so called journalists just parrot what other “journalists” say to make it look like a critical mass. If he was all ACC academic and/or on the Dean’s list one semester, what’s your point? Does his alleged Wonderlic score trump those? Why don’t we just have every one take Wonderlic and we can skip college?

BTW, which of your multiple screen names do you plan to use tomorrow?

CL January 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

No one test is determinative, and you would like to see him take a series of tests before speaking in absolutes, but a standardized test designed by a reputable company probably tells us more about a person’s intelligence than the subjective grades he receives in courses of varying difficulty at an institution that has millions banking on that player staying eligible.

As to the skipping college question, IQ tests tell us about your general intelligence, no your proficiency in any particular field. If you take a genius with no training and a mediocre graduate of a mediocre medical school (like USC’s) , I’ll take the schlub with the training.

CNSYD January 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

I would consider Educational Testing, Pearson Vue, Prometric, and ACT as reputable testing companies. Wonderlic may in fact be considered reputable in the testing world. But what is their testing normally designed to measure? Is the content germane to the task, i.e. football? Have they performed a task analysis? I note that on their executive bios that none of them is a psychometrican. That would give me cause to be concerned.

CL January 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

It is a test of general IQ. The idea in connection with football is to test quick decision making and the ability to process information. I consider that to be a crock and would not pay much attention to it if I was an NFL team. But it is useful in discussing one’s general intelligence.

I guess anyone I want, why? January 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Wow, for someone “with a life outside of fits” you replied quickly. You still don’t get it. The point was actually people in glass house shouldn’t throw stones. Most Tigers, and that idiot tiger in the closet Squishy, all love to bash Clowney ever since he turned them down, and then they go say how bad of a student he is, all the while they forget about how a player can somehow be on the deans list, and then have proof showing the same player scores the lowest score ever on the wonderlic test. I guess turning a blind eye works for you as a defense huh?. And saying to CL the “everyone does it argument might have gotten your ass beaten by old school parents”, I wonder how they would have reacted to a child constantly changing the point or subject when wrong. As far as skipping College you kind of help our point, because it would appear he did and still somehow made the deans list.

CNSYD January 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

You have yet to answer the question. Have you personally seen Spiller’s (or anyone’s) Wonderlic score?

What screen name will you hide behind this time?

as i said it doesnt matter January 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I am not hiding in anyway. I change my name based on of the level of bullshit I reply to. Notice I change it mostly from response to response and it seems to change almost more for you than anyone else as you are the 2nd most full of shit person on here, only behind the idiot Squishy(and on a site with Tango, that is saying a lot). How would I have seen the test. They don’t show copies to average day Joes That doesn’t mean that showing you the documented results form respected news outlets like SI as CL did is still not proof. That is what you have been shown and yes that is documented proof. It would be more than enough to hold up in any court of law if we were in trial I could lie and said I saw it, but since I have documented proof I don’t need to. lets see how you alter these facts again. 3,2,1….. (yes my name might change again, and again, and again)

CL January 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

You gloss right over Forbes, SI and the official Clemson athletics site. I did not cite Bleacherreport, and Tigernet was used only to reference the press release about him making the Dean’s List.

I agree Spiller has much to be proud of, as does Clowney I only raised his academic “success” to highlight the hypocrisy of those Clemson fans attacking Clowney’s intelligence and, more generally, USC’s academic standards for athletes. Those folks are complete hypocrites and scarily obtuse about their own school’s role in the NCAA hypocrisy. Every school takes kids who otherwise would never be admitted because they can run or catch a football. The schools then approach these kids with the goal of keeping them eligible rather than educating them.

I doubt Clowney has taken the Wonderlic yet, but given his diagnosed learning disability I imagine he will not blow anyone’s doors off. He does not need to, though. As long as he can sign his name and make good decisions (or recognize others who can do so) with his money he will be set for life.

CNSYD January 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

The point was not to “gloss” over any thing. But the unfortunate norm in the media is to each repeat what one of their set says to make it appear that it is the unanimous conclusion of the independent research of all. This leads to the inevitable “everybody knows” which is not even close to factual.

Also your comments appear to be similar to the “everybody does it” that would have gotten your ass beaten worse by old school parents had you invoked it as a defense.

CL January 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

The NCAA is a morally bankrupt institution profiting off the labor of young men with minimal benefit flowing back to them. Everyone does do it, but I do not say that to justify it, only to point out the hypocrisy of Clemson fans holding Clowney up as some special case of lowered standards. All of the universities should be embarrassed to profit off these young men, USC and Clemson included. I will say at least SOS recognizes this and has called for players to be paid something.

here is some proof January 13, 2014 at 5:39 pm

“Will graduate in three-and-a-half years on December 17, 2009. Made first-team Academic All-ACC last year when he made the Dean’s List. First Clemson running back to make first-team Academic All-ACC and first-team All-ACC on the field in same year in school history.”
-By Heismanpundit on October 29, 2009 in General CFB

tied for lowest score recorded, and it might tend to give as much proof if not more to him being barely literate, than as some idiots that say clwoney is. he was never a member of the all American academic team but was all acc academic

Squishy123 January 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

You’ll have to ask a Clemson fan about that. The majority of football players are about as smart as the football they play with. Especially at the D-I level whereas lower ranked team members know their football career is done their senior year. D-1 players all think they’re going to the NFL.

Jackie Chiles January 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

What does his reading ability have to do with the car he drives?


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