Drew Brees Full Serve Gas is a RIP Even for a $100 Mil Man
7/17/2012 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.