Report: Jacobs in 'Death Race' probe

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NFL running back Brandon Jacobs was behind the wheel of one of the luxury sports cars at the center of a "Death Race" probe of two New Jersey state troopers, the Star-Ledger reported Monday.


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State police were investigating claims that the troopers led the way as dozens of the flashy vehicles raced at speeds of more than 100 mph across the Garden State last month.

Witnesses complained that the fleet of cars — including Porsches, Lamborghinis and Ferraris — were joyriding with their license plates covered by black tape and weaving across all three lanes.

The troopers, who have been suspended without pay, were accused of giving the vehicles an escort, with their emergency lights flashing, down the Garden State Parkway to Atlantic City on March 30. A witness dubbed the stunt "Death Race 2012."

Jacobs, the longtime Giant who signed with the 49ers two days before the incident, was among the group traveling behind the troopers, a source familiar with the trip told the newspaper on condition of anonymity.

The two-time Super Bowl champion is known for his love of sports cars.

Jacobs' agent confirmed that "Brandon was part of a group that went down to Atlantic City on March 30."

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