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Jadeveon Clowney stopped for doing 110 mph

Jadeveon Clowney, Devin Washington AP

Soon-to-be first-round NFL draft pick Jadeveon Clowney has already drawn comparisons to some of the game’s great defensive ends.

Specifically, the South Carolina junior who is expected to declare is doing his best to emulate Mario Williams lately.

According to WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., Clowney was pulled over Saturday night by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and cited for doing 110 mph in a 70 mph zone in his Chrysler 300.

It’s a dangerous and silly thing to do, and not just because he could put himself and others in peril.

NFL evaluators are going to be going over Clowney’s personnel file closely after his production dipped this season, so he shouldn’t give them any reason to downgrade his stock, which will only serve to take more money out of his pocket.

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  1. 4greatestvikingever says: Dec 9, 2013 4:57 PM

    production dip, speeding, and where did he get the 300?

  2. imthaschmidt says: Dec 9, 2013 4:57 PM

    This guy is a clown and already has character issues. imagine if he was on a 3-10 team in the nfl, what is he going to do, just give up and sit out the rest of the year?

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 9, 2013 4:58 PM

    Ehh, it’ll only cost him a million or 5 or so. Whatever.

  4. eastsideballa says: Dec 9, 2013 4:58 PM

    110mph in a 70mph, aint bad, the majority of us do 90 in a 70, so lets not get crazy.

  5. barkymingo says: Dec 9, 2013 4:58 PM

    This guy really doesn’t want to be a 1st round pick does he……..

  6. nfl4days says: Dec 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    That sound your hear is CLOWNey’s draft stock swirling in the toilet bowl.

  7. tvjules says: Dec 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    Next stop: Jets

  8. cajuntigerman01 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:02 PM

    Is Spurrier the co-signer on that 300?

  9. skyboxtalk says: Dec 9, 2013 5:04 PM

    Funny how some people commenting act like they’ve never sped well above the speed limit before.

  10. haydenpryor says: Dec 9, 2013 5:06 PM

    At least he wasn’t reaching for a piece of pizza as well…

  11. vdogg says: Dec 9, 2013 5:10 PM

    No heart. The guy will be a bust.

  12. weepingjebus says: Dec 9, 2013 5:11 PM

    His last name is “Clowney.” I mean, even NFL scouts should see this one coming.

  13. boobschannel says: Dec 9, 2013 5:12 PM

    i live in montana. we used to have this law here in the 90s called ‘reasonable and prudent’. basically, on any montana highway, you could drive as fast as you want, as long as it was ‘reasonable and prudent’. i routinely drove 110+ on the back road 2 lane highways during this time, because i literally live in the sticks surrounded by nothing but fields i had no problem. in urban or even suburban environments, i barely go 3 mph over the speed limit.

    have some respect for everyone else on the roads, if you want to put your own life in danger that’s fine. as soon as you put others in danger, it’s a problem.

  14. squared80 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:17 PM

    I’m sure he worked very hard at numerous part-time jobs throughout entire young life to be able to pay for a car like that.

    Or he didn’t pay for it himself.

    Which is harder to believe, folks?

  15. swaggyy says: Dec 9, 2013 5:18 PM

    I really want to know how a college student can afford a 300? I work 40 hrs a week and full time college and can barely afford groceries.

  16. becauseisaysothatswhy says: Dec 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    welcome to Tampa Da’Quan Bowers 2.0

  17. green41563 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    tvjules says:
    Dec 9, 2013 5:00 PM
    Next stop: Jets
    __________________________________

    If they can get him where they’re going to pick (10-15 range), I’ll take it.

  18. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 9, 2013 5:20 PM

    HEY

    This is Kiper’s #1 overall player. And he would never be wrong.

  19. murraysons says: Dec 9, 2013 5:23 PM

    Just prepping for Cleveland

  20. hehateme1 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:27 PM

    He’s an idiot.

  21. becauseisaysothatswhy says: Dec 9, 2013 5:28 PM

    thestrategyexpert

    Kiper’s hair would never be wrong. #aquanet

  22. melikefootball says: Dec 9, 2013 5:30 PM

    You get a feeling that Ladeveon is going to be a trouble child in the NFL.

  23. flyboy123456 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:32 PM

    Mondays sure are entertaining on here.

  24. beavertonsteve says: Dec 9, 2013 5:36 PM

    Let me guess…. It’s a rental.

  25. buckcat says: Dec 9, 2013 5:36 PM

    SEC speed…

  26. docboss says: Dec 9, 2013 5:40 PM

    Rams are taking offers. RG llll ! They will take TB’s 2015 and swap 2014′s.

  27. upperdecker19 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:41 PM

    Slap a Flux Capacitor and some plutonium in there, and he can have a really nice adventure.

  28. coachkilla6 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:46 PM

    Must have been trying to elude the Vikings scout team. They took a few days off from their normal routine of only scouting the Packers waiver wire.

  29. rajbais says: Dec 9, 2013 5:47 PM

    He will not be the number one overall pick, but he was never going to be anyway. He does not play offense.

  30. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 9, 2013 5:50 PM

    thestrategyexpert says: Dec 9, 2013 5:20 PM

    HEY

    This is Kiper’s #1 overall player. And he would never be wrong.
    ————————-
    Jimmy Claussen would definitely agree.

  31. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 9, 2013 5:50 PM

    becauseisaysothatswhy:

    Who? Sorry I think I forgot who we were talking about. I recently moved some trash-worthy memories to my brain’s recycle bin and I pushed the button.

  32. trollaikman8 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:51 PM

    “P-please fall to the 3rd round”

    -Redskins fans

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 9, 2013 5:51 PM

    They stopped Javedeon because it was dangerous to be running along the side of a highway after dark. Particularly at that speed.

  34. kenny2neworleans says: Dec 9, 2013 5:54 PM

    Maybe his parents bought it. People are acting like a 300 is a Ferrari or something. I drove a Lexus in college that my dad bought me. I’m not saying that’s what happened, but it’s not like it’s ludicrous for him to have one.

  35. kenny2neworleans says: Dec 9, 2013 5:54 PM

    That being said though, I wouldn’t draft him. Too many character issues.

  36. bunjy96 says: Dec 9, 2013 5:56 PM

    becauseisaysothatswhy says: Dec 9, 2013 5:19 PM.

    ….,,,,….

    No way Schiano drafts this guy

  37. cowboylover says: Dec 9, 2013 5:59 PM

    The real story here is the Chrysler 300. Seriously–don’t they even tell these guys to lay low with the bucks they’re handed?

  38. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 9, 2013 6:03 PM

    I can’t speak for every college campus, but i’ve seen players driving Camaros and Chrysler 300s every day. I don’t think this is a very big secret players get cars and no telling what else.

    The charges will be dropped in a month or two.

  39. rgwhodey says: Dec 9, 2013 6:10 PM

    Doing 110 mph in a 300 is silly? ask Paul walker how “silly” doing 110 in a car that is designed for 110 mph and not a Chrysler really is… ask Thomas Howard how silly doing 110 mph really is… I’m sure people do it every day and make it home safe but to often times they don’t and they typically take someone else out with them.. Right Josh Brent?

  40. moebutt79 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:10 PM

    Assuming his parents got a loan like LeBron’s mom did for him. If they know he’s gonna be a millionaire at some point…

  41. whatjusthapped says: Dec 9, 2013 6:11 PM

    He would be perfect on the Vikings. I forgot how many arrests there were in Minneapolis for speeds exceeding 100 mph but it was several.

    If it weren’t for that and the Loveboat, the Vikings would never make the headlines.

  42. ravenswhat says: Dec 9, 2013 6:13 PM

    Ok, this dude is not very smart. 110 mph?? ::typed while driving::

  43. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 9, 2013 6:13 PM

    atleastimnotaraidersfan:

    Yep Claussen is perfect.

    Perfect to step in as the Washington QB for the rest of the season and spare a lot of other people the aggravation.

  44. jbaxt says: Dec 9, 2013 6:17 PM

    I’ve driven 120. But when I was 22 I wasn’t supposed to be a top nfl pick. And sure wasn’t worried about my potential employer or hopeful $30,000 a year salary getting in my way…

    Crazy how these guys can’t buy a flipping clue. You know this guy has been told 50 times to stay out of trouble and under the radar. If he keeps it up he’ll be following my legacy, of being your typical Joe Blow, even though he has the world in his hands unlike us has-beens, or never was’s(forgive my was’s spelling, I’m not sure on that one).

  45. vwbrown19 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:18 PM

    Maybe his parents gave him the 300 plus it didn’t state the year of the car.

  46. goraidersgospurs says: Dec 9, 2013 6:19 PM

    From an emotional standpoint, Clowney insisted he does not think about the money, which perhaps stems from his reputation as a notorious cheapskate. Clowney embraces it. He chuckled as he bragged about bumming rides from teammates rather than driving his 2006 Chrysler 300.

    “I know the money is going to be there (after the 2014 draft),” he said. “I’m going to be pretty good with managing my money probably because I don’t spend money. I’ll jump in the car to ride anywhere with somebody to save me miles. I’m one of the tightest guys around here. I don’t care how much money I’ve got. I never like driving my car. My teammates are like, ‘Why don’t you drive your car?’ Man, do you know how much gas costs?

  47. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 9, 2013 6:27 PM

    It’s actually a VW bug convertible. He just slapped the Chrysler 300 grill and logo on it.

    Willie Mays Hayes style!

  48. harrycanyon says: Dec 9, 2013 6:30 PM

    I see him as the next Shawn Merriman.

  49. lingsun54 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:32 PM

    He might be the next Jerome Brown. In more ways than one.

  50. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 9, 2013 6:39 PM

    It will be interesting to see how the fans of the bottom rung teams start to pump this guy up and make excuses before they even draft him.
    They’re prepping for the butt cover.

  51. charger383 says: Dec 9, 2013 6:42 PM

    110 in a 70 not that fast. Chrysler300 is about same Charger and they use them for cop cars

  52. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Dec 9, 2013 6:50 PM

    I’m sure we’ll draft him if available in the first round….

    God forbid we draft some offensive line or skill players….

  53. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Dec 9, 2013 6:57 PM

    No one should take him because if you do, except a primadonna who holds out for more money and who determines what plays he will actually play.

  54. jerrysglassescleaner says: Dec 9, 2013 6:58 PM

    I think he is trying to impress the Raiders.

  55. granadafan says: Dec 9, 2013 7:04 PM

    In a related story, Spurrier and USC will be investigated by the NCAA for giving improper benefits to football players.

  56. notoriousjebus says: Dec 9, 2013 7:05 PM

    If it was the Chrysler 300 SRT 8 he could easily go 110mph pretty safely.

    After reading all these comments I really hope I share the road with all you fine folks, because it seems as though none of you ever exceed the speed limit and only behave in the most responsible manner at all times. Congratulations on being the most boring, yet self aggrandizing people on the planet!

  57. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:07 PM

    Reggie Bush got a house and a Range Rover, he’s obviously not very impressed.

  58. bloodisred says: Dec 9, 2013 7:11 PM

    You guys act like Clowney doesn’t have parents. No one has questioned Manziel’s C-Class Mercedes … why question Clowney’s 2006 300?

  59. tinopuno says: Dec 9, 2013 7:17 PM

    eastsideballa says:
    110mph in a 70mph, aint bad, the majority of us do 90 in a 70, so lets not get crazy.

    —————————————————–

    Actually, the ‘majority of us’ do between 75 and 80 in a 70mph zone. But there are always a few tools like you who do 90.

    And I feel so badly and don’t laugh at all when you get pulled over!

  60. joerevs300 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:17 PM

    So let’s see…
    - Doesn’t bring passion to the field everyday
    - Gets caught speeding/doing other immature things.

    Sounds like a perfect pick for the Cleveland Browns.

  61. bradyisbest says: Dec 9, 2013 7:23 PM

    his name says it all,kinda looks like one too!

  62. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:25 PM

    So we can agree that this guy tanked this season to stay healthy. Correct?

    Or is he actually not as good as advertised? I honestly don’t know.

  63. nickynick04 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    Mr. Clownwy,
    Please Google” Jerome Brown”
    Than you.

  64. jets12 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:28 PM

    I love all the self righteous posters on this thread. Glad to know none of you ever did anything out of line in your life. Must be nice to be perfect. And he still will be a high first round pick and you will not.

  65. kvgrekop says: Dec 9, 2013 7:33 PM

    I challenge anyone to find a 70mph zone and go park. 110 sounds crazy on paper, but I’d be surprised if it took you 10 minutes to clock someone at that.

    Yes it’s dumb, especially since he’s a high draft pick but honestly not THAT big of a deal.

    Also, he has big dollar insurance and his parents can get any type of loan they want so having that car is not a big deal. Maybe SC is giving him some of the millions he is making for them? HAHA jkjk they’d never share the wealth.

  66. bsizemore68 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:34 PM

    A lot of teams will pass because they will see him as unreliable and immature. Bill

  67. beeroncos says: Dec 9, 2013 7:36 PM

    I find it almost as alarming that someone under the age of 85 would buy a Chrysler.

    (and bumping the DL minimum age to 30 or so may be a good idea…) *shakes fist – dang kids, get off my lawn!*

  68. annes22 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:45 PM

    Another College player who will blow his NFL chances of being picked #1 because he is an idiot.
    Very stupid like Johnny football. I guess they are not very smart, so they don’t know how to behave.

  69. sarobs06 says: Dec 9, 2013 7:57 PM

    Nailed down #1 pick…..His motor never stops running.

  70. fordmandalay says: Dec 9, 2013 8:05 PM

    He’s clearly a guy who will give a team 3 really spectacular games in a season, 10 okay or mediocre games, and 3 really bad games. If you can live with that, draft him.

  71. ravenswhat says: Dec 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    Chrysler??? He’s driving Spurrier’s car now too?

  72. peopletrains says: Dec 9, 2013 8:07 PM

    Would love to see whose name was on the registration.

  73. defscottyb says: Dec 9, 2013 8:12 PM

    First of all how can he afford that car with no job? Seems fishy.

  74. sasquash20 says: Dec 9, 2013 8:16 PM

    No doubt in my mind, I take this kid number 1 no doubt. I do n’t blame him for dogging it after Lattimore

  75. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 9, 2013 8:17 PM

    I’m sure it was the first time he ever went 40 mph over the speed limit. Ways to hurt your draft stock:
    1) Have college coach question your dedication
    2) Get pulled over going 110 mph. (I know this wont hurt his stock, but it does look bad.)
    Can’t wait to see what he does next.

  76. egomaniac247 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:00 PM

    I think teams have proven again and again that performance on the field wins out over personal behavior issues.

    Sadly. I would bet that this has no bearing on his draft status at all.

  77. kd75 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:06 PM

    Clowney’s Dad is a convict. His Mom works at a Frito Lay plant.

    A Chrysler 300 starts at $30,000.

    That math doesn’t add up.

  78. timpiker says: Dec 9, 2013 9:20 PM

    “His” 300? just your typical college kid….. and I bet it has Dealer License Plates as well !!!!!!!

  79. billsfan1 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:29 PM

    GUess they were not kidding when they called him a man child last year…

  80. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 9, 2013 9:38 PM

    The difference between Lebron’s mom getting a loan and Clowney’s parents (if that’s the case) is Lebron was guaranteed to be the first pick like 8 months later while Clowney wasn’t guarenteed crap as football careers are always one play away from ending.

    Manziel’s family is well known to be millionaires. Nice attempt to stir the pot though.

  81. 49erfan44 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:47 PM

    I’ll still take him.

  82. peopletrains says: Dec 9, 2013 9:56 PM

    No one questions Manziel having a Mercedes because his family is loaded.

  83. lionsdraftguy says: Dec 9, 2013 10:01 PM

    Been saying it for a long time now, Clowney will not be the first pick. Anyone who actually follows the draft half as much as I do would know this.

  84. rcali says: Dec 9, 2013 10:28 PM

    That South Carolina job must pay well. Justin Blackmon 2.o? That’s what teams will be thinking.

  85. joewilliesshnoz says: Dec 9, 2013 10:51 PM

    Their’s gonna be a lot of G.M.’s sweating, while this nitwit slides down the board. Who’s gonna bite ?

  86. maine2000 says: Dec 9, 2013 10:51 PM

    kd75 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:06 PM

    Clowney’s Dad is a convict. His Mom works at a Frito Lay plant.

    A Chrysler 300 starts at $30,000.

    That math doesn’t add up.

    The car is old and plain nothing great about it.If you want to confront his parents I can arrange that for you ASAP

  87. granadafan says: Dec 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    To those U$C homers who think that since everyone speeds, then it’s no big deal. Your ill-thought out “logic” is just mind boggling. The vast vast vast majority are NOT going 40 mph faster than the speed limit. Even if the real traffic is around 80, then Clowney is STILL going 30 mph faster than others. You’re a moron if you don’t think this is dangerous, especially for a young guy who has only been driving (legally) for less than 5 years.

  88. bgm9876 says: Dec 9, 2013 10:59 PM

    i really hope the bills draft him with there 1st overall pick if hes not drafted yet.

  89. trollaikman8 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:47 AM

    Manziels parents are millionaires.
    I’m shocked he only drives a C class.
    I bet it’s an AMG.

  90. torturedraiderfan says: Dec 10, 2013 6:42 AM

    I was hoping the Riaders would get him. Now he looks like a defensive version of Jamarcus Russell. How’s that purple drink taste Clowney? Please Raiders, stay away from this guy……..far away.

  91. ryanrockzzz says: Dec 10, 2013 7:38 AM

    The logic of driving here now makes me realize why I hate my morning commute so much.

    I go max 75 in a 65 mph zone. But of course, going 10 mph over a posted legal limit is “slow,” via some of these comments I see. I hope no one jumps out in front of your cars, or someone cuts you off, or you care about your non-high performing car performing at a speed it’s not designed to. (No a honda civic is not meant to go 80-100 mph daily).

    So yes, I do take issue with Clowney going this fast, just as I would take issue with anyone doing that type of speed. Granted he’s young, rich (even used those cars start at 15 grand, I wanna afford that without a real job) and has everyone in South Carolina making sure he’s playing football. Hopefully he learns something from it.

  92. baredon says: Dec 10, 2013 10:28 AM

    This is just another money hungry kid who is going to do nothing when he gets to play with the big boys….

    Anyone remember a guy named Boz???

  93. starderup says: Dec 10, 2013 10:52 AM

    If someone has such poor judgement and descretion on the highway, how in the world do you expect him to make good decisions elsewhere. This would actually be a deal breaker for me right there, and this is certainly not the last of his mistakes. Count on it.

  94. doctorlb says: Dec 10, 2013 11:12 AM

    Yet you could barely see him move on the field this year…………
    Maybe he prefers NASCAR.

  95. mwcarolina says: Dec 10, 2013 11:43 AM

    I really want to know how a college student can afford a 300?
    ——————————————————–
    Well, it depends. we dont know his personal life or know him personally, but maybe (just maybe) a parent or a grandfather had money and bought it for him. my grandfather had a mustang fixed up for me, so that’s how a college student could afford it. a gift from a family member

    now for THE reason i commented on this story. i have been reading from some posters that this hurts his draft stock. i DISagree. it’s not like he was drunk driving or was arrested. he was being stupid, sure, but this isnt a huge character red flag. now what is hurting his stock (in my book) is his play and if he’s working hard. Clowney has potential, but if he has a off-switch, then that will scare teams more than any type of speeding ticket that he got, BUT hopefully he learns from this. it may not be a huge red flag, but it is stupid and he shouldnt speed like that, it’s risky and could put someone’s life in jeopardy while also hurting his own life in jeopardy too.

  96. varnbo says: Dec 10, 2013 1:44 PM

    NFL buyers beware big time. This guy was woefully out of shape to start his last college season.

    Minor injury “lingered” on, keeping him on the sidelines which even caused “the ole ball coach” to negatively comment on it.

    Talent is beyond question.

    Now add in character & judgement issues. Oh yes, somebody is going to draft him, but man oh man, who wants to roll the dice @ #1.

  97. johnnydom says: Dec 10, 2013 5:06 PM

    Character issues repeatedly, nonsense off the field, sounds like a risk for he Raiders. Oh yeah how’s a college kid afford a Chrysler 300???

  98. someguy29 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    Jadeveon Clowney still has great talent and you’d be stupid not to draft him.

  99. caballeroza1 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:46 PM

    Perhaps this young man just needs an NFL role model to provide him with the guidance he appears to need. Is PACMAN Jones available to to advise on arraignments…bail hearings?

  100. sakit3 says: Dec 11, 2013 12:03 AM

    Clowney can’t drive 55, but he sure can do double that!

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