San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs was part of caravan of exotic cars escorted at high speed down the Garden State Parkway by two New Jersey State Police troopers last month, according to a report.
Two State Police troopers were suspended without pay on Tuesday and a station commander was reassigned as part of the investigation stemming from complaints by witnesses who saw the patrol cars with their emergency lights flashing driving in front of and behind dozens of cars headed to Atlantic City on March 30, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
The lawyer for one of the suspended troopers said the high-speed escort was requested by Jacobs, the paper reported. The paper also revealed a 2010 video showing another high-speed caravan escorted by a trooper, leading to a second investigation.
Jacobs played his first seven NFL seasons for the New York Giants before signing with the 49ers earlier this month. The running back's agent told the paper that Jacobs went to Atlantic City on the day in question "but wasn't aware of the details of the police escort."
Jacobs, who won two Super Bowls with his former team, is a well-known car enthusiast.