Philadelphia Eagles Cut DeSean Jackson


The Philadelphia Eagles have cut ties with wide receiver DeSean Jackson. At 27, Jackson is coming off one of the best seasons in his NFL career.  82 catches for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns. The move on its surface seems curious, but what is sparking the move, allegedly has nothing to do with his on field talent.

The Eagles were reportedly concerned about Jackson’s attitude and ties to gang members. After last year’s situation with Aaron Hernandez, they are reportedly being overly cautious and didn’t want that influence around younger players. DeSean has ties to the 60’s gang in LA. One of the artist signed to his JaccPot label was connected to a 2010 murder.


Tons of athletes are connected to “gang members” but the Hernandez case still has them shook. Or, they’re using that as a crutch behind something else.

Statement from former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson:
“First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reid for bringing me in. Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible. I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true . I look forward to working hard for my new team. God Bless.”