Clowney charged with going 110 mph. In an unrelated development, Bauer considers running again

First, we hear that Andre Bauer is thinking again about running for governor, this time as a third-party candidate (this is not what the UnParty had in mind!).

Now, we see USC’s football star is making like the (except that, unlike Mr. Bauer, he was charged):

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was cited by the South Carolina Highway Patrol for speeding Saturday for driving 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit,according to WIS-TV.

Clowney, according to the report, was going 110 miles per hour in a Chrysler 300 when he was pulled over on Interstate 77 Saturday night around 7:30 p.m. The highway’s listed speed limit is 70 miles per hour.

Officials say he was immediately ticketed and that no other citations were issued in the incident….

Nor, apparently, was he arrested at the scene.


20 thoughts on “Clowney charged with going 110 mph. In an unrelated development, Bauer considers running again

    1. Silence

      Jadaveon’s got a car, it’s as big as a whale and we’re headin’ on down
      To the Love Shack
      He’s got him a Chrysler, it seats about 20
      So come on and bring your jukebox money….

  1. Juan Caruso

    Perhaps not “an unrelated development”.

    Do Bauer and Clowney both drink water? Do they have a common source?

    Just saying…

    1. Doug Ross

      110 mph is supposed to be a reckless driving charge. There is no reason to drive that fast. I wish he’d shown that speed throughout the season.

    2. Kathryn Fenner

      110 is seriously dangerous, unless there were assuredly no other vehicles on the road, or all others were similarly speeding. This isn’t the Autobahn.

  2. Mark Stewart

    And at night in bad weather.

    110 mph on much of I-77 between Blythewood and Fort Mill isn’t insanely crazy; but it is certainly very dangerous considering the other drivers who didn’t deserve to be imperiled – he had to have come up fast on them and they wouldn’t have been expecting him to do that. He was one lane change away from potential disaster. So at night, in bad weather and in (at least some) traffic? Maybe it’s time to take a time out from the car keys for a bit…

    And Doug; there is a good example of your invincible kid debate. Look what Clowney put to risk; even just selfishly considering himself…

    1. Bryan Caskey

      “And Doug; there is a good example of your invincible kid debate.”

      Ok, let’s pick that thread up. Let’s say Clowney had been in a serious accident. Let’s say he lost control, ran off the road, and hit a tree, breaking numerous bones and severely injuring himself. What would happen?

      First, the ambulance would arrive on the scene. They would put him in it (even without his consent if he was unconscious), take him to the hospital, and treat his injuries. Then they would then bill him and try to collect the bill. That’s what happens for everyone. Maybe his automobile coverage would cover some of the costs, maybe it wouldn’t.

      Having health insurance would not affect his healthcare. It would simply affect the billing and payment after the fact.

        1. Kathryn Fenner

          A BMW reportedly pancaked at about that speed once when we were in Germany. Bones pulverized, if not vaporized!

      1. Mark Stewart


        My point was who pays for the “invincible”, uninsured/underinsured kid’s medical bills? Answer: We all do through higher hospitalization rates and higher insurance premiums to cover those rates. In this case; that’s a bad answer.

      2. susanincola

        @Bryan, I disagree that no health insurance would not affect his healthcare. Sure, the emergency room would treat him, but then, let’s say because of his injuries he is confined to a wheelchair and needs physical and occupational therapy. And that he doesn’t qualify for Medicaid. Well, the PT folks will require payment for therapy at every visit. So he’s out of luck, and will not receive care. Not receiving PT in this situation would be devasting to his health. I actually know someone in a very similar situation to this, and it has been devasting for that person and their family.

  3. Bart

    Clowney and Bauer are prime examples of the Seven Degrees of Separation. Clowney was driving 110 mph and Bauer and a partner are investors/owners of the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Maybe Bauer could get Clowney to be a guest at one of the events to help him in his never ending quest to become the governor of SC.

    1. Brad Warthen

      Actually, you know, a race at the Speedway that matched Clowney against Andre would be one heckuva fund-raiser…

  4. O

    “Tajh Boyd was issued only a warning for traveling 84 mph in a 70-mph zone along Interstate 20.” I presume it depends whether the HP or a Kershaw Deputy is the patrol officer. Wonder which player will have the “higher” speed slot in the NFL draft. Maybe they were practicing a “run” for the Lt Gov job.

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