If you're wondering why nothing has been posted on RBR this morning, it's not because real life has been rudely intruding, it's because there is absolutely no news. When the GoDaddy.com preseason All-American team was released yesterday, we probably should have known it was going to be a couple of slow news days, but I didn't expect things would be this slow. The upside? The weekend is approaching and you can just about always count on some off-field transgressions to spice things up. And what do you know? Luck be a lady...
I will spell out the specific details at that point, but the preliminary indication is that officers were following a tip about an individual with a gun in the area and the 6-6, 240-pound [Jadeveon] Clowney fit the description.Clowney, 18, was detained, searched and released. The Rock Hill native, a senior at South Pointe High, did not have school today. It was a furlough day.All the while, as I mentioned earlier, young bar patrons became increasingly angry - and violent, in some cases. The report is expected to detail objects, including bottles, being thrown at the officers as they searched Clowney.
The nation’s top high school football recruit was handcuffed and questioned by police early Friday morning in a case of mistaken identity. By sundown, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was in handcuffs himself, to illustrate that USC signee Jadeveon Clowney’s brief run-in with the law was “no big deal.”
Columbia police chief Randy Scott attended USC’s practice, talking to the team before it began and mock-cuffing the Ball Coach at the end to prove a point.
“After the chief knew I didn’t rob that convenience store down the road, he let me go,” Spurrier said, referring to a tale he concocted with Scott. “Last night, they let Jadeveon go. … It’s not embarrassing to be handcuffed. That’s what I’m trying to say.”