According to his tweets, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole received multiple speeding tickets while driving to Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh University this afternoon.
Cole’s first tweet, at 1:16 pm, says: “Just got my second speeding ticket ever. $ 148 on my way to the plane to get back for camp.”
Then 22 minutes later, Cole tweeted: “Just got my second two minutes later.”
He also added: “The zones change quick and I’m on a four lane highway,” as well as “K well that makes that three for me ever”.
His final tweet was “I owe $348 now wasted money.”
What I actually think that we, as Philadelphia Eagles fans, should do is take up a collection and see if we can find a way to pay Trent back for the traffic citations that he received while driving back to camp this afternoon.
No, just kidding. I find it very humorous that Cole got a pair of speeding tickets in a five-minute span. I’d be willing to bet that he’ll be the subject of a number of jokes by teammates at training camp. After all, he did announce the fines to the world via Twitter, and he didn’t have to do that.
The $348 will make absolutely no dent in Cole’s bank account. The two speeding tickets on his driving record aren’t fun but maybe next time he gets pulled over by a cop, he can announce that he is two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole, and they’ll let him go without a ticket.
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for Eagles Central and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.