New 49er Brandon Jacobs is caught up in a scandal involving New Jersey state troopers who escorted caravans of luxury cars at extraordinarily high speeds (100-120 mph). According to the Star-Ledger, the police "suspended two troopers without pay and reassigned a station commander as the investigation into an unauthorized, high-speed escort of sports cars to Atlantic City last month kicked into high gear." And the San Francisco running back was among those in the VIP escort.

The Star-Ledger went on to report this past on Sunday, after two witnesses filed a complaint about a March 30 caravan on the Garden State parkway: "They said many drivers struggled to get out of the way of the caravan, including one older driver who panicked and almost wound up in a ditch."

When asked what he was going to do about the automotive scandal, Governor Chris Christie made some sort of nonsensical statement about his leadership not being perfect, going on to say, "You don’t wake up in the morning and say maybe what will happen today is we’ll have state troopers leading Lamborghinis and Porsches down the Parkway at 110 miles per hour and then block intersections for them so they won’t have to wait for lights."

New Jersey sounds like a strange and mystifying place.

[Star-Ledger, via Gothamist]