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DeSean Jackson: Eagles Wide Receiver Fired For Alleged Gang Ties

Sat, March 29, 2014 3:24pm EDT by 3 Comments
DeSean Jackson Fired
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DeSean Jackson is no longer an Eagle. The troubled football team released DeSean on March 28 after alleged gang relations between he and some California gangs surfaced.

DeSean Jackson, 27, has been cut from the Eagles roster after alleged connections between the pro-bowl wide receiver, and California gangs popped up on the Eagles radar. DeSean denies that he has any links to gang members or gang life, but his former team isn’t buying it.

DeSean Jackson: Eagles Wide Receiver Released From Team After Suspected Gang Ties

In a stunning move that has shocked many the Eagles issued the following statement concerning their release of DeSean from their roster:

“After careful consideration this offseason, Eagles decide to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The team informed him of his release today.”

DeSean’s spokeswoman, Denise White, told USA TODAY Sports that six teams had inquired about his services within 30 minutes of his release. Sounds like things aren’t all bad for the former Eagle.

“He’s like, ‘I’m ready for my next team. I want to go in there, show them I am the Pro Bowl player that I am and give them 110%,'” Denise said, adding Jackson was working out on March 28 in Los Angeles to keep in shape for the upcoming season.

“He’s not letting this get him down, although it definitely concerns him, and he doesn’t like what’s going on. At the same time he has a job to do, and he knows whatever team he ends up on, he needs to be ready,” Denise added.

DeSean Jackson Fired From Eagles Because Of Suspected Links To Gangs

DeSean’s case has caught the eye of more than just other NFL teams. Veteran rapper  Warren G has also taken notice of the situation and has weighted in on what’s happening with DeSean.

Warren told TMZ Sports the pro-bowl wide-receiver is the same kid the Eagles drafted in 2008 and he’s never brought any negative energy to the locker room. He also added that all the talk of gang ties is “bull****!”

The rapper — who grew up in the same part of Long Beach as DeSean — says it’s unfair to hold Jackson responsible for associates’ actions.

“He was born and raised in a rough area, and everyone has friends who are troubled if you grew up where he did.”

What do you think HollywoodLifers, was it right for the Eagles to let DeSean go?

— Bryant Perkins

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