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Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:54 am
Edited on: March 25, 2011 2:03 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

News that South Carolina point guard Bruce Ellington was joining the Gamecock's football team was only the second most interesting bit of information to come out of Columbia Thursday night. According to Charleston Post & Courier beat writer Travis Haney, Jadeveon Clowney, the nation's number on recruit for the class of 2011, was frisked by police outside of the Salty Nut bar around 2 a.m.

Why Clowney, 18, was detained by police is not completly known but several people in South Carolina tweeted this picture of the 6-foot-6, 240 pound defensive end being frisked just outside of the bar:



The picture, taken by a South Carolina junior according to GamecockCentral.com, is a bit dark but shows Clowney being patted down by two police officers with his hands on a police cruiser. According to witnesses at the scene, several college kids (obviously aware of who Clowney was) started booing and becoming upset once the police pulled Clowney to the side.

It was later confirmed by several outlets that Clowney's high school, South Pointe High, did not have classes this morning due to a furlough day. A New York Times story shortly before Signing Day said the top ranked defensive end had issues and might not qualify for admission which would have made the incident look much worse had there been school today.

Haney reports that this isn't Clowney's first trip to a bar in the area and that he made a trip to one several weeks ago. A police report is expected to be released later today.
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 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.

Although it seems as though detaining Clowney was part of a routine search, the fact that he caught in the situation in the first place is enough for many people to raise their eye. This post will be updated as new information becomes available.

UPDATED: Clowney told The State his version of events and that the incident appears to be a big misunderstanding.

“I am just upset because there is stuff on the news about this,” Clowney told the paper. “I didn’t do nothing wrong. Yeah, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I didn’t have anything to do with (a robbery).”

Comments

Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

they dont kid around now attaching a camera phone or surveilance photo with the article.



Since: Nov 2, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

Oh no big deal...he is only 18 and in a bar at 2am. It's the SEC, NOTHING TO SEE HERE!



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

UMMMM  ....does this kid have any PARENTS?????....and why is he at a bar at 18 years old? If I'm his father he gets the belt(buckle end) for that brilliant move!!.......starting to look like another kid wit all the talent in the world gonna throw it all away........say hi to lawrence phillips in a few years kid.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:46 am
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

He will never play a down of D1 football. He should have choosen ALABAMA. They can get anyone qualified.




Pretty funny statement comin from a fan of the school that is currently being investigated for paying a Heisman winner. The same thief that was about to be expelled from Florida for getting caught cheating, not once, but 3 times!......


Toooo Funnnny.........

Pot meet Kettle.


What an idiot.




gb2




Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:03 am
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

More great sports journalism from CBS.  We don't really know what's going on but something is happening.  If this were Iowa, they would have taken the time to create a story to go with the picture.  And I'm curious about that information revealed in the first paragraph...what's it like being "the nations number on recruit." 



Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 8:24 am
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

I hope, at some point, young men who are making the transition from high school to college would actually have some sense and use good judgement. I don't believe that race has anything to do with this particular situation. This is an example of a bad decision, which could have gotten worse. You are 18 yrs old, why the hell are you out at a bar? Poor decision making tends to have a snowball effect, I hope the kid has someone who he listens to, that can steer him in the right direction.



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

He will never play a down of D1 football. He should have choosen ALABAMA. They can get anyone qualified.




Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

Race has nothing to do with w/ this. If Clowney fits the description than he fits the description. LE have a job to do and society/community comes before oneself. Sometimes people are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It Happens.



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 10:24 am
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

And one more thing, race has nothing to do with this.  When someone has no other excuse for their behavior, they play the race card.  Get over it already....  animals



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 10:21 am
 

Jadeveon Clowney detained Thursday night

If Clowney would have actually been the suspect and the police hadn't stopped him, then all you morons would be blaming the police for letting the bad guy go. Stop with all the ignorant ass comments already.  l  


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