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Jadeveon Clowney jokingly poses with some cops a day after receiving latest speeding ticket (photo)


South Carolina Gamecocks superstar defensive end Jadeveon Clowney may have been ticketed on Thursday for allegedly driving 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. But that does not mean he doesn’t have a sense of humor about his latest moving violation.

Speeding appears to be an issue for Clowney, as he also received a speeding ticket earlier this month for allegedly going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone. The two infractions mean that Clowney could end up losing his license.

In the grand scheme of things, a couple of speeding tickets — especially when one considers the much more serious, much more damning kind of trouble college football players are known to get themselves into — isn’t the biggest deal in the world, although it is advisable for Clowney to ease up on the pedal-to-the-metal behavior.

His college coach, Steve Spurrier, seems to agree, as he even cracked wise about the speeding tickets on Thursday when asked about Clowney’s need for speed (via

“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.”


The Gamecocks will face the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day and Clowney and his teammates are in Orlando to take part in festivities and buildup to the big game.

At some point on Friday, Clowney found himself in the presence of some police officers — although not the Boys in Blue who busted him on Thursday (that was in Columbia, S.C., these are Orlando cops) — and decided to make light of the speeding saga he has brought upon himself:

Well played. Give Clowney some credit: He knows this too shall pass … especially when he’s cashing big-time paychecks after being drafted high in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. As the Ol’ Ball Coach said himself, at least Clowney will have the money to pay the fines.