Justin Bieber is at it again; he cannot help but act like a normal teenaged boy. That is, if average teenage boys drive their Ferraris fast enough for Keyshawn Johnson to hunt them down in a Prius and reprimand them.
That is the latest in the life of Bieber’s Calabasas, California, dream-life; according to reports, the young crooner was driving through his neighborhood at “breakneck speeds” when Johnson was coming home from a party. Johnson had a child in the car, so he dropped that child off first, and then chased Bieber down in his Prius.
Johnson blocked Bieber from parking in his garage and called the police. According to Johnson, he felt Bieber’s wild ride through the neighborhood was dangerous to residents. Bieber reportedly ran into the house to escape a verbal scolding and possibly a face-to-face confrontation. TMZ reported that Bieber “appeared stoned” and would not come out.
However, on Tuesday, Eric Dickerson, another Calabasas resident and coincidentally NFL player, took to Twitter to reprimand the young superstar for his reckless behavior. Dickerson tweeted the Biebs at 9:58 Tuesday morning, “I live in Calabasas too and @justinbieber needs to slow his ass down.”
Hours later, perhaps not receiving the response he wanted, Dickerson posted another tweet, “Hey @justinbieber I use to have a white Ferrari too, but I knew the speed limit in neighborhoods where kids played.”
Johnson is a former NFL player; he played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers. He is a California native.
Johnson, 40, became an ESPN broadcaster in 2009; he retired from football in 2006.
Dickerson, 52, is known as one of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, and was inducted into the 1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played football professionally during the 80s and 90s for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons.
Since his retirement, Dickerson worked as a broadcaster for KCBS television in Los Angeles for pre and postgame shows. Most recently he started a sports memorabilia company. He sells authentic miniature replica jerseys with former Rams teammate LeRoy Irvin at a company called Original Mini Jerseys.
According to TMZ, Bieber has two criminal cases possibly pending relative to his neighborhood associations; both have to do with driving his Ferrari at excessive speeds.
However, one case has an extra caveat, spitting in a neighbor’s face and threatening to kill him after a confrontation. The LA County District Attorney is determining whether or not to prosecute pending further investigation.
Bieber’s camp states the singer did not spit; however, sources claim there is at least one witness besides the victim who swears the singer did spit in the man’s face.
The second criminal case pending against Bieber is the speeding incident from Monday involving Johnson, the Ferrari, and the Prius. Bieber’s side is defending the youngster claiming he was not the one driving (“Wasn’t me!”).
However, Johnson blocked the car, saw Bieber run into the house, and knows it was the young singer.
This may be one that will not go away anytime soon for the Biebs.
By Dawn Cranfield
Senior Correspondent / Product Specialist