Jadeveon Clowney

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney celebrates with fans after the Gamecocks' win over Clemson on Nov. 30. (Richard Shiro / Associated Press / December 10, 2013)

Jadeveon Clowney may have had a down year for South Carolina this season, but you better believe the 6-foot-6, 274-pound defensive end is still on NFL scouts' radar.

Unfortunately for the projected high first-round draft pick, he was also on the radar of a highway patrolman along a South Carolina interstate on Saturday.

Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Clowney was ticketed for allegedly driving his Chrysler 300 at 110 mph in a 70 mph zone northbound on Interstate 77 in Fairfield County, about 25 miles north of Columbia.

He drove away this time with a ticket for $355 and half the number of points required to suspend a driver's license.

But seriously, dude -- 40 mph above the speed limit? Even most of us who wouldn't be risking millions upon millions of future earnings make the wise choice to stay a little closer to the posted speed when we're behind the wheel.

Clowney, a junior, had 40 solo tackles, 54 total and 13 sacks in 2012 (counting the Gamecocks' bowl game). He missed two games this year and has 24 solo tackles, 35 total and three sacks going into South Carolina's game against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

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