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Clowney Gets Attorney To Fight Speeding Tickets

11:33 PM, Jan 9, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Former Gamecock Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney now has a lawyer to help him with his speeding ticket trouble.

Former gamecock football player Jadeveon Clowney is used to hearing a roaring crowd.

But, during December he became familiar with the sounds of sirens.

"This thing's really been blown out of proportion," Attorney Pete Strom said.

After getting two tickets in almost three weeks, Clowney has Strom.

"Both of these tickets are six point tickets and you only get 12 points with your license," Strom said. "If he was found guilty of both of these tickets, his license would be suspended."

Clowney received his first ticket for going 110 miles an hour down I-77.

And then got caught speeding again while heading to campus to catch the bus for the Capital One Bowl.

This time going 84 miles an hour down I-26.

"I had a frank conversation with him and I told him that what he did was wrong and it's dangerous. It was reckless and he could have hurt somebody. And he was very apologetic about it," Strom said.

Strom said it's not unusual for points to be reduced in court.

"It's very common for law enforcement to reduce tickets. A four point ticket, if you go to court, they'll cut it down to two points. And frankly that's what we're looking for here," he said.

When we posted the stories to our Facebook, there were differing opinions about the soon-to-be NFL player's tickets.

But, Strom said it could have been worse.

"This kid in the last four or five years, his sort of young adult life, he's been pretty darn good. Two speeding tickets? I'd take that with my kids," Strom said.

Strom told News19 Clowney has already left for training for the NFL draft and he should be heading to court within the next month.

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