(AllHipHop News) DeSean Jackson has issued a statement after being cut from the Philadelphia Eagles today.
Jackson was gracious in his response, but homed in on allegations that he was affiliated with gangs, which he denied.
First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed (sic) 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.”
Most of the speculation has been unverified by the Eagles front office. Yet, a report by NJ.com seems to offer truthful insight to the rumors.
“They are concerned about having him around the younger players. Jackson’s continued association with reputed Los Angeles street gang members who have been connected to two homicides since 2010,” the source said.
Jackson recorded a song, “Diamonds On My Neck,” with well-known Crip Snoop Dogg and the video has highly suggestive content.
A number of teams have purported interest in Jackson, most notably The Oakland Raiders and The New York Jets.