Despite a dreadful year, DeSean Jackson now has his money from the Eagles and is working on trying to improve on last year’s disappointment. And for Jackson that also includes starting his own hip-hop record label. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
“My record label? People can hate on it, but no one knows the truth,” Jackson told 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia (via Sports Radio Interviews). “I just have a passion for music. I grew up around Snoop Dogg and having the relationship I am able to have with him and certain people in the industry. I mean it’s a blessing for me. I am just taking advantage of that and at the same time shedding light and helping out people I grew up with making it in life. … I really don’t get into what people think of or say negatively about it. In my eyes it’s positive.”
Despite warranted concerns fans might have about him occupying himself with something other than football coming off one of his worst seasons, Jackson insists his label won’t be a distraction from his priorities.
“I have my family and friends involved in it,” Jackson added. “Those are the guys I grew up with and when I am focused on football and playing football that’s what I am going to do. When the season comes around I will be 100 percent focused on football.”
You’d expect he’d know that football is a year-round job that needs your total, dedicated commitment, not just when “the season comes around.” Oh, actually, you know what, I wouldn’t expect DeSean Jackson to know that.
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