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LeBron James’ police escort to Jay Z-Justin Timberlake show under investigation

Nobody, especially LeBron James, wants to miss a minute of a Jay Z show.  (Lucas Jackson / Reuters)

When it cames to getting to a concert on time, Bron Bron used the po po, which turned out to be a no no.

LeBron James got a little special treatment from the Miami police in the form of a traffic escort as he made his way to the Jay Z-Justin Timberlake concert Friday night. He might have gotten way with it if he hadn’t recorded the drive — which included footage of traveling the wrong way on a one-way street — and posted it to Instagram.

“It has been brought to our attention that a video was posted on the Internet by LeBron James … where it shows him being escorted onto the property of Sunlife Stadium for a concert on Friday,” the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement. “Upon further investigation, it has been confirmed that the Miami-Dade Police Department did facilitate Mr. James from one intersection to another, in the adjacent area of the stadium. This was not a scheduled escort and although all safety precautions were taken, the department has identified these actions as a violation of departmental policy. The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue to look into the matter.”

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H/T Missy Rosenberg

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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