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Police escort for Brandon Jacobs and others gets cops suspended

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A high-speed police escort for dozens of luxury sports cars, one of which was reportedly driven by Brandon Jacobs, has resulted in two New Jersey state troopers being suspended without pay.

An investigation began after witnesses complained that two State Police cars escorted Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches driving over 100 miles an hour on March 30. Over the weekend the Newark Star-Ledger reported that Jacobs was one of the drivers of those cars, and today the New Jersey Attorney General announced that the two cops who escorted the cars were suspended.

We will not tolerate any conduct by a member of the State Police that puts the public in jeopardy, as this unauthorized caravan had the potential to do,” New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said. “We are thoroughly investigating this incident, and those responsible will face serious discipline.”

Jacobs’ agent, Justin Schulman, told the Star-Ledger, “Brandon did go to [Atlantic City] that day but wasn’t aware of the details of the police escort.” Jacobs, who played his entire career in New Jersey with the Giants before signing with the 49ers this offseason, has a large collection of sports cars and has often discussed his love of driving fast cars.

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27 Responses to “Police escort for Brandon Jacobs and others gets cops suspended”
  1. raiderinva says: Apr 23, 2012 9:18 PM

    New Jersey’s Finest Taxi Service?

    They are doing it wrong….

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 23, 2012 9:18 PM

    Was that wrong?

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-RvNS7JfcMM

  3. mojosmagic says: Apr 23, 2012 9:20 PM

    Was the bribe worth it? I think not.

  4. rcali says: Apr 23, 2012 9:22 PM

    I wonder how many tickets these jerk-offs have written over the years for people failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

  5. seanatch says: Apr 23, 2012 9:22 PM

    Suspended with pay probably. How about they lose their jobs for endangering everyone else on the road. Another reason to love nj troopers.

  6. howiefeltersnatch says: Apr 23, 2012 9:23 PM

    He’ll be filing for bankruptcy within five years after his playing career is over.

  7. timhaw29 says: Apr 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    I feel for these police men… They got in trouble for escorting a person who they mistaken for a celebrity.

  8. sdffa11 says: Apr 23, 2012 9:40 PM

    F#$% the police.

  9. clarkisgod says: Apr 23, 2012 9:44 PM

    Sseanatch says:Apr 23, 2012 9:22 PM

    suspended with pay probably. How about they lose their jobs for endangering everyone else on the road. Another reason to love nj troopers.

    The article says they were suspended without pay.

  10. Gordon says: Apr 23, 2012 10:07 PM

    Irresponsible New Jersey Giants.

  11. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    They should be fired. The participants should go to jail for bribery.

  12. bat42boy says: Apr 23, 2012 10:16 PM

    Another stupid football player getting into trouble. When will they learn. Throw the book at him and put him in jail so he misses playing football.

  13. blackqbwhiterb says: Apr 23, 2012 10:16 PM

    I drive that road daily. The ones weaving in and out of lanes at 90+mph invariably have the NJSP F.O.P. Shields or P.B.A shields in the window….

  14. jluns275 says: Apr 23, 2012 10:39 PM

    How about they arrest Brandon Jacobs for impersonating a power back?
    Dude is the size of a defensive lineman but will shy away from contact & dance down the line for a yard or two instead of using his size to break tackles & run people over (when he’s not taking plays off)
    OVERRATED.

  15. situsavaisprier says: Apr 23, 2012 10:59 PM

    Gordon, what does the New York Giants have to do with Jacobs and that caravan?

  16. jimmylions says: Apr 23, 2012 11:01 PM

    If this involved a Detroit player, people would say he was committing murder.

    Cops do this kind of thing all the time – state politicians get police escorts to drive insane speeds. But it’s nice to know they were playing Fast and Furious with real sports cars and not just tricked out rice burners.

  17. steelerhypocrite says: Apr 23, 2012 11:04 PM

    Typical corrupt NJ/NY…

  18. corsair28 says: Apr 23, 2012 11:06 PM

    The video starts a bit after they pass the Essex tollbooth on the Parkway.

    http://video-embed.nj.com/services/player/bcpid619329501001?bctid=1579128180001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIP6E~,BRrRHTAljlHNUYJqhl35zLecZpp8wkKm

    The speed limit is 55 in that section. Note that they pass someone pulled over by a trooper before they reach exit 145 on the Parkway. How ironic is that pulling someone over for speeding while they are going almost twice the limit there.

  19. denverbronconj says: Apr 23, 2012 11:40 PM

    Typical hypocrisy that gives those in charge the power to do whatever they please…heard from a source that a Brooklyn cop who lives in Middletown, NJ got home in 40 min!!!

    If the FBI can have prostitutes, police escorts in excess of 100 miles. ( not considered reckless according to the attorney of the offending officer ) is pennies.

  20. denverbronconj says: Apr 23, 2012 11:46 PM

    News flash… DEA agents caught on tape smoking marijuana taken from a raid.

    The corruption continues….

  21. tmaczoozoo says: Apr 24, 2012 2:47 AM

    New Jersey State Knucleheads…

    Good thing they didn’t crash like they did with Jon “What MF Money?” Corzine.

  22. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:55 AM

    Thanks for the video corsair; those two guys are my heroes!

  23. bigal1952 says: Apr 24, 2012 6:12 AM

    I’m not surprised. They should do away with allowing drivers who make donations to either local or state police to get stickers they place on their cars which advertise that fact. I had a wealthy brother in law who lived in Toms River, NJ who owned a large collection of exotic cars and he used to brag about how he could speed on the Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway without any consequence because he had donated thousands of dollars to FOP and state police organizations. He also gave rides in his Lamborghini to all the local cops in Toms River and they gave him something to carry in his wallet just in case he got pulled over.

  24. tundey says: Apr 24, 2012 7:24 AM

    I think these cops should be fired. There’s no excuse for this kind of behavior.

  25. patsfan says: Apr 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    “Brandon did go to [Atlantic City] that day but wasn’t aware of the details of the police escort.”

    yeah, every time a cop tells you to tape over your license plate it is on the up and up…

  26. hstover says: Apr 24, 2012 9:13 AM

    If you put the speed limit up to a reasonable speed (around 120 mph) on open highways, people would not have to break the law. It works in Europe and everywhere else in the world. To be the land of the free, we seem to have more laws than any other country.

  27. starvingardens says: Apr 24, 2012 3:11 PM

    Man… the Niners should just cut him on principle and stupidness. He should know better that he shouldn’t be involved in those types of things. Also… He wouldn’t even be able to win that race because of his lard ass weighing down the car.

    It’d be pretty much like how he plays the game.

    He probably thinks he’s going really fast when in fact he’s not going anywhere if anyplace at all.

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