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Drew Brees

Full Serve Gas is a RIP

Even for a $100 Mil Man

7/17/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees just signed a deal worth roughly $100 million ... and he still REFUSES to let anyone else pump his gas. #fullserviceisforsnobs.

Brees was rollin' through New Orleans yesterday when he decided to fill up his SUV ... and whipped out his cell phone at the same time ... a cardinal sin at most gas stations because some people believe the static electricity from the phone can ignite gas vapors and cause an explosion!!

But before you freak out about Brees ... don't ... because according to the FCC, the cell phone thing is completely unsubstantiated.

The FCC website states, "Scientific testing has not established a dangerous link between wireless phones and fuel vapors."

"The wireless industry has done studies on the potential for wireless phones to create sparks that could possibly ignite flammable materials. The studies generally conclude that while it may be theoretically possible for a spark from a cell phone battery to ignite gas vapor under very precise conditions, there is no documented incident where the use of a wireless phone was found to cause a fire or explosion at a gas station."

The more you know.

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56 COMMENTS

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IN MY OPINION    

Full service is out of style. LOL

641 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

I would not talk on the phone while pumping gas.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-205_162-617547.html
Phone Ignites Gas Station Fire

641 days ago
3.

eric    

This entire article is meaningless nonsense!

641 days ago
4.

Tinalouise    

mmmm...he is looking pretty sexy there.. why don't I ever see guys like that at the gas station??

641 days ago
5.

Rude Boy    

So long as he's still with the Saints, I'm a happy man and he can pump gas anyway he chooses...Who Dat, baby!!!

641 days ago
6.

Truth    

OBVIOUSLY, TMZ DOESNT "KNOW" ENUFF TO POST THE ENTIRE DAMN QUOTE BY ARISTOTLE: "The more you know... the more you don't know." #TRUTH!!

641 days ago
7.

DopeLikeCoke    

The Saints will have a horrid record this year because of that bounty scandal. Everyone is out because of suspensions.

641 days ago
8.

Truth    

SLOW NEWS DAY, HARVEY??? TMZ IS DESPERATE... RELEGATED TO POSTING ABOUT B-C LISTERS IN SPORTS. WHAT A YAAAWWNER!! #TRUTH!!

641 days ago
9.

Sandy    

Apparently you guys didn't watch the MythBusters episode where they COMPLETELY debunked that myth:

http://youtu.be/uw6-PhvcS3M

641 days ago
10.

Bill Andrews    

"Houston we have a problem ? ( Beep ! ) do you copy.

641 days ago
11.

Dennis Johnson    

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler.................GO SAINTS!People say the Saints have no team this year.............. they are wrong.I admitt they are hurting but this team will fight and if you don't look out they will put a good Ol a$$ whoopen on your team if they take them lightly.The Saints will come out fighting and that's that.

641 days ago
12.

Anonymous    

I have been on this earth more than 50 years, and I have still never heard of a gas pump blowing up except when some fool drives into it, or it gets shot up in the movies.
I am not saying that we should not exercise caution, and have open flames near the pump, but I am saying that they are pretty safe for all but the most idiotic people.

641 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It's the static electricity from going in and out of your vehicle particularly from the cheap clothing material and the fabric seats that causes the sparks. Touch door frame before you pump gas.

641 days ago
14.

gamepro    

i would never pay more for full service and why would you pay more when you can get out your car and get it cheaper

641 days ago
15.

TheBestHeEverHad    

You still can't talk on a phone while pumping gas, you're not gonna talk about that tmz. I guess if their not driving/talking, speeding, or getting a ticket its irrelevant to you.

641 days ago
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