Coming off a career season, DeSean Jackson had a bright future and a possible Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Eagles. All of those things came to a halt when a story was released by NJ.com that rehashed rumors of DeSean’s ties to the Los Angeles based Crips gang, citing friendships and even gang signs that Jackson flashed during a game last season.
“I don’t wanna hear all this nonsense about off the field stuff. The man has never been in trouble, whether you like the company he keeps or not, he is not a problem child. ” – Steven A. Smith
Coincidentally, Jackson was released around the same time the story leaked. Many feel that the the story may have been leaked by the Eagles. Since the story broke, the court of public opinion has shifted in Jackson’s direction. Jackson recently signed a lucrative deal with the Washington Redskins and sat down withe ESPN’s Steven A. Smith to shed light on everything that’s transpired in the recent weeks.