DeSean Jackson denies having gang affiliation
DeSean Jackson released a statement on Friday thanking the Philadelphia Eagles and addressing reports about him being affiliated with a gang.
“First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly,” Jackson said, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed 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.”
If Jackson truly isn’t affiliated with a gang, he should probably avoid flashing gang signs during games and on Instagram. It probably sends the wrong message.