Iowa State Cyclones football: DeVondrick Nealy arrested for playing music loudly in his car


Iowa State running back DeVondrick Nealy was pulled over twice, and finally arrested, for never turning down the music in his car because it was loud.

Nov 2, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive back

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(35) tackle Iowa State Cyclones running back DeVondrick Nealy (20) during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats defeat the Cyclones 41-7. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

You won’t believe this report from the Iowa State Daily, which say that police finally arrested him after giving him a warning after pulling him over the first time and he failed to turn down his music after recording a noise level of 80 (!!) decibels.

"Nealy was given a warning by an officer about the music and was told he would be arrested if he got pulled over for a second time because of the noise.When Nealy was pulled over again just minutes later, the noise could be heard as far as a block away. The police measured the noise in Nealy’s car at 80 decibels and arrested him because he failed to turn down the music."

Let’s compare that decibel level to, say, the Seattle Seahawks’ stadium. They always touted their high levels of volume and breaking records until they finally won a Super Bowl this past season and can celebrate something actually important. That decibel level in their stadium registered at 137.6.

Quarterbacks can’t even talk to their players in the damn huddle at that level. That was created by a whole packed stadium. Nealy’s car was at 80 decibels.

To be fair, maybe Nealy was just pumping out some great tunes that were just released to all of Ames — it was Tuesday that this happened after all. After taking a look at the list, there’s nothing great that came out this past Tuesday.

Perhaps he was listening to “The Infamous Mobb Depp,” that was released last week. I’d almost give him a third chance, if that’s the case, to turn it down, or let him pick one more track and blast it.

But if he was pumping Nick Cannon’s “White People Party Music,” Nealy should have been arrested twice on the first pullover.