bill-swift - April 24, 2012
Unlike most case when football players are in trouble with the law it is because they've been arrested. Such is not the case with one of the newest members of the San Francisco 49ers, former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
If the rumors can be believed (and they are being investigated) back on March 30 Jacobs and a whole host of people that own really fast, expensive cars that most of us only dream about took a joy ride to Atlantic City. This wasn't just any joyride though; it was a police escorted joy ride.
According to reports that were made there were roughly a couple dozen sports cars zooming down the Garden State Parkway, often at speeds over 110 MPH (because it sucks to have that kind of horsepower and not use it). Apparently these guys knew they were going to be doing something wrong too. They covered up their license plates.
Not that it would have mattered anyway since they had a state patrol car with lights flashing in front of and behind the caravan.
How someone found out that Jacobs was a part of this joyride us unknown at the time. His affinity for luxury sports cars is pretty well known, and he is a member of the Driving Force Club (a group of people that own awesome cars and love to drive them the way God intended). As for Jacobs, his agent has stated that Jacobs did go to Atlantic City as part of a group on the day in question, but that is it.
After the mess that the off-duty cop that worked with Ben Rooethlisberger went through one would think that these guys would know better before doing something as stupid as allowing these rich boys to play with their toys on public streets. While its guys like Jacobs (allegedly) that did the driving, the only people likely to get in any trouble are the cops that escorted them.
Article by Travis Pulver
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