What? This?? No, not a gang sign. I saw Justin Bieber do it once and thought it looked sweet."
So as we all have heard by now DeSean Jackson has been cut by the Philadelphia Fighting Aces because he's a Crip or Blood or whatever gang he's apparently associated with. Let me start by saying that I have hated this loud mouth hunk of turd nugget since the day he entered the league. Being a fan of a team that isn't even in the same conference of the Eagles you would think I wouldn't give a rat's ass one way or another about this shitfaced cockmaster. Not true. Jackson has rubbed myself, and others, the wrong way from day one and is probably in the top 10 of my most hated NFL players currently. What comes next will probably surprise you.
I have DeSean's back on this one. What a fuckbag move by the Eagles. If you want to part ways with DJax for whatever reason then go right ahead. You have the right to do that since he's been a Grade A shithead from almost day one. But don't just make up whatever the hell you please and paint him to be a worse person than he really is by filling everyone's head with blatant lies. The guy is already going to have a more difficult time than most finding a new team than most free agents since his reputation around the league follows him around like that dust cloud on the gross dirty kid from Charlie Brown. Just a haze of filth. The Eagles don't need to assist in any hesitation other teams may have.
To be fair, in the official release statement, the Eagles mentioned nothing about the alleged gang affiliation. But they didn't need to. If the Eagles were truly just unhappy with Jackson's services, they could have released him weeks ago or traded him for some sort of compensation. Instead they opted to get absolutely nothing and release him on the heels of a report stating the team was "concerned" about his gang ties. It doesn't take a genius to connect the dots. I know that everyone is still in self protection mode with everything that's been happening with the Aaron Hernandez case and that's fine. But when the LA police department publicly says Jackson has never been a suspect in any gang related crime his name had been mentioned in, then you should probably listen.
And YOU were the ones who decided you were all done and cut him. So shut the fuck up and let the man move on. Don't roadblock that process and be a free agency cock block. If the gang shit were true, I have to believe that there wouldn't have been six teams immediately interested in Jackson. The truth is that DeSean Jackson was on his best behavior this past season and put up the best year of his career. He wanted to be an Eagle long term and was vocal about that. The reality is that he probably clashed with the Chipper or didn't fit into what The Visor envisioned long term for that offense. That meant they needed to find a way to cut ties with Jackson and quick. So they decided to all of a sudden pretend to be concerned about Jackson's off the field behavior and be gigantic douche bags about the entire thing. That approach doesn't work when a guy came into the league with red flags, assholes. I wouldn't say that I feel sorry for DJax but I can certainly see where he's coming from.
I never thought I would hear these words come out of my mouth, but DeSean Jackson has been way more professional throughout this process than the Eagles have. I'm sure Jackson had someone on major damage control to formulate the Tweet he put out about how thankful he was for the opportunity to play in Philly and how the gang rumors were untrue. But the fact that we haven't heard anything else out of him other than that Tweet is pretty remarkable, in all honesty. It's actually bordering on impressive. Anyway. I hope DeSean finds a new team and a new PR director to give gray pubic hairs to and I hope that every time from this point on he absolutely eviscerates the Eagles whenever he plays them. Dude got hosed hard.