Ok...so lets see... 3 time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSaun Jackson is coming off a career year 1,332 yds receiving and 9 touchdowns. I believe that he was released from the Philadelphia Eagles b/c of a worsening coach:player relationship, his $12,500,000 salary cap hit this year ($6,000,000 of which is dead weight), and his Crip affiliation. Yes those Crips as in BLOODS AND CRIPS. Whoa! So just a couple pictures here for your viewing pleasure.
was "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."
...for comparison's sake... Raymond Avenue Crips:
Grape Street Watts Crips:
in case you were wondering...this guy can ball when motivated. Check out last years highlights: