Jadeveon Clowney faces a court date in his hometown of Rock Hill after being charged with violating the city’s noise ordinance while in his car.
The ticket appears unrelated to Clowney’s absence from Monday morning’s practice. The nation’s No. 1 recruit, Clowney has impressed in his first two weeks of collegiate practice and will get extensive playing time this year, head coach Steve Spurrier said.
The freshman defensive end was issued a traffic citation July 2, according to the ticket. He was pulled over at 2:20 p.m. on Saluda and Walnut streets in a 2006 Chrysler.
Clowney was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 1 p.m. to answer the ticket, but his case was rescheduled. He asked for and was granted a continuance on the phone in advance of the hearing, Clerk of Court Diane Anderson said.
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The city’s noise ordinance prohibits music from being played so it can be heard 50 feet away.
Clowney has no criminal record in South Carolina, a State Law Enforcement Background check shows.
Contrary to other media reports, there are no warrants for his arrest, Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn said. He is not listed as a suspect, complainant or witness on any Rock Hill incident reports.
The penalty for the noise ordinance is a $330 fine, the ticket shows. Anderson said violators of the charge could chose to spend up to 30 days in jail instead.
Police have written 154 noise ordinance violations in Rock Hill within the last 12 months, Redfearn said.
His court date has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 26.