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Troopers Face Probe for Escorting Caravan, Including Former Giants RB Jacobs, at 110 MPH

April 22nd, 2012 at 10:13 AM
By Dan Benton

Several New Jersey State Troopers are facing a probe for what's being referred to as "Death Race 2012" after complaints were filed about a police escorted caravan, which included former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, exceeding 110 MPH down the Garden State Parkway to Atlantic City last month.

'Nissan GT-R' photo (c) 2009, Andy Rusch - license:

The incident, which took place on the afternoon of Friday, March 30th, included a long line of luxury cars with their license plates covered in tape. They were anchored by two State Police patrol cars, who had their light blaring.

"I had the great pleasure today of nearly being killed by, not one, but two, Lamborghinis traveling in excess of 110 mph in a (New Jersey State Police) escorted ‘caravan’ of approximately 30 exotic vehicles all traveling well over 100 mph," witness Wayne Gantt wrote in an e-mail complaint to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which oversees the Parkway.

Jacobs’ agent, Justin Schulman, confirmed that B-Jac, who had signed with the San Francisco 49ers two days prior, was a member of the caravan.

Back in late October, facing increased criticism over his on-field struggles, Jacobs told reporters the only thing he had going his way was the new "fast ass car" being delivered to him. Approximately two weeks after that mild outburst, Jacobs had a brand new Nissan GT-R, modified to pump out over 700 horsepower, delivered to him.

“I’ve got nothing positive to say,” Jacobs said at the time. “The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered. That’s it.”

Jacobs is a known member of the Driving Force Club, an elite New York City-based car club that consists of only top of the line luxury vehicles modified for max speed.


Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers

10 Responses to “Troopers Face Probe for Escorting Caravan, Including Former Giants RB Jacobs, at 110 MPH”

  1.  GOAT56 says:

    Considering what nearly everyone thought at the time this might be the greatest 101 post of all time:

    TroyThorne says:

    April 22, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    norm – I’m trying here.

    Listen, JPP’s ceiling is lost in the clouds, that’s how high it is. Is he raw? Yes, very much so. However, he is a quick learner (on the football field at least) and improved throughout this past season. No, his numbers weren’t phenomenal but he did all that with very, very minimal coaching. He was going off natural instinct and learning on the go and for that, he played well. This is definitely a potential based pick and people don’t like. Trust me, I understand that. JPP wasn’t my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choice. However, he does have some things going for him. He’s athletic, has an NFL body already, is a quick learner on the field, and most importantly has a great work ethic. That’s what separates him from a lot of the other “boom or bust” type picks like Kentwan Balmer, Michael Johnson (DE), and Carlos Dunlap for example.

    Again, wasn’t my top choice but I don’t mind it at all. I said that weeks ago when the JPP rumors first started.

  2.  GIANTT says:

    Going back to ff55y on the last post , I advocated trading down a while back .
    I think as in all drafts , some teams are going to reach and players expected to be in the top 10 or so will drop a la Prince last year .
    You just know that other teams will want to reach to the Giants to get a player they did not expect to be on the board , so I fully expect the Giants to come away with a haul of picks – and I wouldnt mind if the Giants took future picks also especially if the compensation was a round or two earlier than they could get for this year . Its Reese playing chess and he has certainly proved that he is the master , young cricket

  3.  rlhjr says:

    I love that GTR what afreaking beast…………………..

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    I think all need to sit back and realize the defense we could have next year. With the addition of Rivers and the return to health of Herzlich we should have our best LB corp in a decade. That’s still the weakest aspect of our defense. Our DL if Osi is not traded could be as good as the NFL has seen in a long time. Tuck is a top 5 DE when healthy but he’s clearly #2 on this team because JPP right now is 1 or 1A. Having those 2 all around DEs is enough for most DLs but we are just starting. I think the player ready to explode is Joseph. He made nearly as much of a jump in his second year as JPP. I expect him to make another jump this year and become the best DT we have had since Keith Hamilton. Canty has improved every year since he signed here. I expect him to be even better this year with the players around him playing at such a high level.

    All this talk about the DL and I never mentioned probably our best pure pass rusher in Osi if he doesn’t get traded. But the key to the whole DL being better this year might come down to Austin. We need a 3rd DT to keep the first 2 DT fresh. Benard if re-signed or a rookie might be too old and too green. Austin while green himself has been around the team for a year now so he should be ready mentally. But he hasn’t played football in so long that he’s a huge question. But Austin can be a big addition in many ways but possible moreso if we do trade Osi. Austin is suppose to be an excellent passing rushing DT so he could make our “Nascar” package unnecessary

    •  fanfor55years says:

      I wrote about this some days ago. It goes beyond what you noted. Add the maturation of Williams and Sash, the potential of Paysinger, and most especially the benefit of a full camp to Amukamara and the presumed health of Thomas (and add the “hidden assets” of Tryon, Witherspoon, Johnson, Coe and Horton) and you have what may be an awesome defense.

      And I wouldn’t be completely shocked if Reese adds to it within the first four rounds, including his first pick (Mercilus? Jones? Jenkins? Hightower? They’re all possibilities).

      Perry Fewell must think he’s going to have a lot of fun this season. I’m just excited I’ll be able to hear a lot more chants of DE-FENSE at the stadium than has been the case lately. This defense is going to win a lot of games for us. It won’t just be The Eli Manning Show in 2012.

  5.  kujo says:

    Yeah I was definitely not one of the voices of reason back on the JPP draft thread.

  6.  kujo says:

    If you are interested in participating in the 3rd annual G101 Mock Off, put together a 4-round mock draft for the Giants picks and email it to me at mkier86 AT aol DOT com. Please include the players’ name, position and college. Remember to include our 4th round supplemental pick. And when you email me (or get me on Facebook), please include your G101 username.

    All submissions need to be sent to me by the morning of Thursday, April 26th so that we can post them on G101 prior to the start of the draft. I’ll post this message a few times a day for the next week, but please get your stuff in ASAP!

  7.  Krow says:

    As for Jacobs … all his talk, all his ‘gotta do what’s best for my family’ … what a crock.

    The NFL is a short ride. Apparently a very fast one too. Any man thinking about his family a) doesn’t buy himself a $100,000 toy … and b) doesn’t drive anything at 110 MPH.

    Good luck to you BJ … thanks for all great games … but you’re an idiot.

  8.  fanfor55years says:

    Can you believe that Drew Brees is not only still defending Payton but insisting that no one has shown him anything that proves that the Saints’ coaches and defensive players did anything wrong? This after Williams and Payton and Vitt accepted the punishment for fear that it could be worse since they were caught red-handed even after the warnings.

    It is well known around here that I despise the Saints. But this is getting too easy. Brees stands up for the impeccable character of a proven cheater and dime store thug. Benson buys a basketball team that is thought to be a candidate to move a few years after he tried to move the Saints out of New Orleans. The Saints’ faithful despise the folks who forced Benson to keep their team in town. A misguided friend of mine in Nawlins who is a Saints fan tells me that the Benson kid who has been “running” significant parts of the team is hated by the rest of the organization. They can’t get their franchise QB signed (I guess he expects a dividend for saving New Orleans after Katrina) and lost the guy who may have made Brees’ success possible since he cleared passing lanes to the middle of the field despite Brees’ height.

    Just a few more slips and the Saints will revert back to their rightful place as the Aints. I hope that in the interest of recycling not all Saints fans have ceased to use paper bags. They may need them again in a few years.

  9.  Krow says:

    One scout’s take on Coby Fleener … for what it’s worth … from PFT …


    … one scout’s observations regarding Stanford tight end Coby Fleener …

    “He wasn’t even the best tight end on their team,” the scout said. “No. 11 [sophomore Levine Toilolo], that’s the real deal. [Fleener] might be the most overrated guy in the draft. He’s awful as a blocker.”

    Blocking isn’t a strength of Fleener’s, and that’s pretty well known. But the scout also expressed skepticism about Fleener’s athleticism, which generated buzz at Stanford’s March 22 Pro Day.

    “Despite his workout numbers he’s not really a quick-twitch, dymamic-moving guy. He’s a straight-line, build-up player,” the scout explained. “All these reports about him being an athlete and this and that, they’re assuming that because he ran fast. He’s really just a red-zone, jump-ball player.”


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