Say what you will about the way the Eagles handled DeSean Jaccson, but the NJ.com report about his supposed gang ties was definitely a huge part of the story. And since it’s the lull time of the football season, people are still asking DeSean about it. In an interview with ESPN the Magazine, DeSean said:
“If I score a touchdown or make a play and my boys at home can see me throwing up the area we’re from, that’s me showing them love, They weren’t fortunate enough to make it where I’m at. All my friends wanted to be in the NFL growing up, but they weren’t able to do that and I was. That doesn’t mean I forgot about them. They’re my boys, I grew up with them, and I’m going to give them love.”
That’s perfectly fine DeSean, but if the friends are actual gang members accused of murder and the hand signals look like gang signs, they quite literally become gang signs. You know, if.