File this one under: Pays to be a supermodel and the wife of Tom Brady in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Gisele Bundchen was driving 70 mph in a 55-mph zone on state Route 6 in Barnstable, Mass., when she was pulled over by a state trooper Saturday, according to the Boston Herald.
“He did give her a warning and let her go on her way,” state police spokesman David Procopio said. “He reminded her that the speed limit on (Cape Cod) is 55, not 65 as it is in other parts of the state.”
Procopio told the newspaper that two children — presumably son Benjamin and stepson Jack — were in the vehicle, properly fastened in car seats.
“That trooper (identified as Michael Hopper) stopped 25 cars that day, five were given warnings, including Gisele,” Procopio said. “The other 20, who were doing more egregious things, were given tickets. She got no special treatment. If he stopped Mrs. Rex Ryan for the same thing, she also wouldn’t have gotten a citation.”
The Herald, not buying it, went deep enough to capture a tweet from the trooper’s son, William J. Hopper.
“He let her go. But in return, she signed her autograph on the citation with kisses,” he wrote.
We feel it’s unlikely that Gisele, who earned $45 million last year, went out of her way to dodge the infraction.
– Marc Sessler