South Carolina Gamecocks star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has had a rocky season. There was the whole sitting out a game scandal and now this incident. Clowney was cited for speeding driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says they saw Jadeveon Clowney coming — perhaps a bit too quickly — and promptly cited the Gamecocks star defensive end with going 110 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.
Troopers say Clowney was pulled over in a Chrysler 300 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on Interstate 77 near mile marker 39.
Officials say he was immediately ticketed, but not arrested in the stop. No word on what kind of fine was issued.
According to state law, Clowney could have been imprisoned for not more than 30 days for the violation since he was driving 25 miles per hour over the speed limit.
It might seem like a harmless speeding ticket, and in no ways should a potential NFL team treat this incident the same as more serious crimes, but speeding to this excess can be incredibly dangerous. Not only could Clowney have hurt himself, he could have hurt someone else.
Just last month, former NFL player Thomas Howard died in a car wreck after flipping over the center divider and going into head-on traffic. Witnesses said that Howard was driving between 100-110 mph when the car lost control.