South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney ticketed for driving 110 mph
COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed for going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on a South Carolina interstate over the weekend.
A South Carolina state trooper stopped Clowney in a Chrysler 300 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday northbound on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County, about 25 miles north of Columbia.
Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said Clowney was issued a ticket and allowed to drive away. The tickets carries a $355 fine and six points, which are half the points needed to suspend a driver's license.
The university didn't make Clowney or coach Steve Spurrier available to talk, and did not release any statements.
Clowney is a junior expected to enter the NFL Draft after South Carolina plays Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1. He was named to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team Monday, earning all-conference honors for the third straight season.
He finished the regular season with 10.5 tackles for loss and had 35 tackles on the year to go along with a forced fumble, a pair of pass breakups, three sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Clowney was a preseason All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate but did not live up to expectations on the field this season. However, he is still expected to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.