Brandon Jacobs was reportedly one of the drivers when dozens of luxury sports cars were escorted by police going over 100 miles an hour down the Garden State Parkway last month in an incident that has some New Jersey state troopers under investigation.
The Newark Star-Ledger reports that other drivers described a dangerous incident on March 30, when two State Police patrol cars with their emergency lights flashing drove in front of and behind a caravan of dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other cars, all heading to Atlantic City driving way too fast, and all with their license plates covered by tape.
“I had the great pleasure today of nearly being killed by, not one, but two, Lamborghinis traveling in excess of 110 mph in a (New Jersey State Police) escorted ‘caravan’ of approximately 30 exotic vehicles all traveling well over 100 mph,” one witness wrote in a complaint. “The senior official (trooper) who authorized this ‘joyride,’ and the road troopers who participated in the escort, should be immediately fired for their total lack of consideration for the public’s safety. The state is very lucky no one was killed today.”
A spokesman for the State Police confirmed that the matter is under investigation and said police escorts are allowed only on rare occasions for significant events and are requested through the chain of command and approved by top officials. The Star-Ledger asked Jacobs’ agent, Justin Schulman, whether Jacobs was part of the caravan, and Schulman offered this response: “Brandon was part of a group that went down to Atlantic City on March 30.”
Jacobs played his entire NFL career in New Jersey with the Giants before signing with the 49ers this offseason.