Dabo Swinney's Police Dash Cam Video: A Study In Awkward Grace

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was pulled over for speeding in Pickens County, S.C. on Labor Day. Here's video of the stop, which took place in a busy store parking lot populated by Tigers fans:

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The best part: the many Clemson fans gathering nearby as the officer and dispatch work through Swinney's details. Some of them walk up and interact with the coach, who's eager to defuse what looks to be a terrible situation (it might be -- he was doing an astounding 63 in a 35, we hear at one point, but we could be dealing with a speed trap arrangement).

Swinney reacts to their presence with grace -- encounters like the following happen multiple times (the guy in the orange polo around the 11-minute mark eventually ends up getting multiple autographs), and a couple times he's seen waving to unseen onlookers:

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Even at the beginning, he bounds out of his truck to greet the officers, as does his associate, identified by some as his brother. I've never heard of that level of forward behavior not ending poorly, but Dabo is really, really good at greeting people, no matter the circumstance.

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