Jadeveon Clowney said he was late
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Video from a traffic stop shows South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney telling an officer he had just three minutes to make it to the stadium when he was stopped for doing almost 30 mph over the speed limit.
The dashboard camera video was released Friday by Columbia police, a day after Clowney was stopped on Interstate 26 about 6 miles from Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks were gathering to travel to Florida for the Capital One Bowl.
The officer tells Clowney he was clocked doing 84 mph in a 55 mph zone. Clowney tells him he was trying to get to the stadium before the team left.
The traffic stop happened about an hour before the Gamecocks departed for the Jan. 1 bowl game against Wisconsin. The game will be the junior's last for the Gamecocks as he leaves school early for the NFL draft.
At the end of the video, Clowney switches places and lets a passenger drive.
It was Clowney's second ticket in three weeks. On Dec. 7, state troopers say, Clowney was going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
On Friday, Clowney posted a picture of himself in Orlando, Fla., with law enforcement.
We in here me and my boys lol pic.twitter.com/sKfDdvMoDo— jadeveon clowney 7 (@clownejd) December 27, 2013
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier was asked about Clowney's latest ticket after the team landed in Orlando, and the coach did not sound too concerned.
"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 to 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.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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