DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles: ‘Didn’t you hear? I’m a gangster’
Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will face his former team for the second time on Sunday. For some players, that can lead to feelings of nostalgia and homesickness. Not for DeSean.
On Monday, Jackson told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he doesn’t miss the Philadelphia Eagles at all.
“Nope. I don’t miss the team. I don’t miss the organization,” he said. “There’s no point in living in the past. This is my team. This is where I am for better or worse. Do you live in the past? It’s no way to live.”
The Eagles are still in the playoff hunt. The Redskins are one of the worst teams in football. Even if Jackson wished he was still playing for a postseason contender, he would never admit it given the way his tenure in Philly ended.
And when Jackson was asked if he was given an explanation for his release from the Eagles, he gave the exact answer you might expect.
“Didn’t you hear? I’m a gangster,” he said sarcastically. “I’m in a gang. That’s why I’m gone.”
Jackson was, of course, referring to reports from over the summer that indicated he was affiliated with a gang. It didn’t help that he had a history of flashing what appeared to be gang signs during games and on social media.
Jackson went on to compliment the season former teammate Jeremy Maclin is having, but he said Maclin is “all they’ve got” in terms of the Eagles’ receiving corps. Riley Cooper has been a complete bust since signing an extension with Philly, but rookie Jordan Matthews has had a very respectable rookie season.
Bottom line? There’s clearly no love lost here.