Jadeveon Clowney, the South Carolina defensive end who was cited for excessive speeding three weeks ago, again was pulled over near the Gamecock campus for driving 84 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Clowney was stopped around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, flying down Interstate 26 near Interstate 126, about 5 miles from the school, Columbia Police said. At least Clowney slowed it down a little. To wit: On Dec. 7, state troopers say Clowney was going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
The traffic stop happened about an hour before the Gamecocks flew to Florida for the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin. The game will be the junior’s last for the Gamecocks as he leaves school early for the NFL draft.
South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier apparently was unfazed by Clowney’s latest traffic infraction.
”He needs to go to driving school doesn’t he? Somebody told me he got another speeding ticket today,” Spurrier said. ”At least he’ll have enough money to pay for it a week or so from now. He needs to go to driving school. Hopefully they’ll send him there after the bowl game.”
Drivers pleading guilty for going at least 25 mph over the speed limit in South Carolina get six points. State law allows a license to be suspended after 12 points.