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DeSean Was Not Throwing Gang Signs, Just “Hand Gestures” to Friends Who Happen to be in Gangs

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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.


DeSean Jaccson, World’s Worst Sports Fan, Now Wants LeBron to Play for the Lakers

Just a week after trolling LeBron with not one, not two, not three … (okay it was two) super-pixelated Instagram posts about how he can’t win championships on his own, DeSean now wants LeBron to not win a championship on his own for DeSean’s favorite team. The caption read “Come on 2 LA where champions Are !! 16 NBA titles !! Lake show !!,” which does not contain an explanation for how they’ll pay for those two while paying Kobe $23.5 million.


DeSean Still Trolling LeBron With Pixelated Memes

Yesterday, two full days after the NBA Finals ended, DeSean Jaccson went and Instagrammed the image above — his third LeBron bash since the Finals started — showing LeBron begging for a completely injury-hobbled Kobe Bryant to help him out. Even though the image is completely complimentary to Kobe, there are still some Kobe fans shit-talking DeSean in the Instagram comments, and we’re totally cool with that.

Meanwhile, dude’s team ain’t even trademarked anymore.

h/t reader Jeff


Shady has Come Around on the Whole Cutting DeSean Thing, The Mayor of D.C. has Not

It took a little bit of time, but it looks like everyone in the Eagles locker room is on board and enjoying the taste of the Chip Kelly Kool-Aid (for better or worse). Though Vincent Gray, the mayor of Washington D.C. (pictured above, looking creepily at Jaccson), recently said “I want to thank the Philadelphia Eagles for making the dumbest mistake,” it seems LeSean McCoy and the rest of the locker room don’t see it as a mistake. Shady told the media after practice:

“The whole DeSean Jackson thing, that helped out, to be honest, in making all the other guys aware. It’s all possible. They’ll cut one of your best guys if (he’s) not buying in. On any team — any team — you look at that, and as a player, you can look at it from so many different sides, but no matter how good you are, you gotta follow these guidelines. And if you don’t, you could be gone. … You gotta buy in.”

So it sounds like everyone is buying in, which is good, because it sounds like the last guy who didn’t buy in got cut. Meanwhile, the now-Washingtonian Mr. Jaccson told the CBS affiliate in D.C.:

“At the end of the day, if you ask me, I just don’t think they wanted to pay me, as far as what my salary was. In this business that we play in, and we’re at now, that’s what happens. Sometimes teams feel they can go get a player for cheaper and have them playing for you, so I think it just came down to a numbers situation. But as far as anything else, as far as anything being implied on the organization, you don’t want to say that. But I think everybody knows what it is. I think everybody knows the situation and what happened.”

And with that thrown at him, the interviewer follows up with the only rational next question: “You look to be in awesome shape. How do you not eat McDonald’s?”

h/t PhillyMag


DeSean Jaccson Took a Swipe at LeBron James on Instagram

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By my count, DeSean Jaccson has been a part of only two playoff wins – both during his rookie season – and four losses. His Eagles teams were 2-4 in postseason games and he was just cut ostensibly for being the worst teammate ever and a possible threat to the well-being of said teammates. And yet… he figured he’d take a completely unnecessary shot at two-time NBA champion and five-time Finals participant LeBron James via extraordinarily passive aggressive Instagram post. This makes sense.

And to refute that image: No, Jordan just had Pippen and Kobe just had Shaq. So it’s not like they had help or anything.

UPDATE: Not surprisingly, DeSean is sort of all talk, via (@973espn):

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Drew Rosenhaus Gave DeSean Jaccson $50k in Cash in a Louis Vuitton Bag at a Gas Station at Midnight

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The dispute between DeSean Jaccson and Drew Rosenhaus over $516,415 has gone nuclear.

Here’s the gist in short, simple sentences: DeSean was about to fire Rosenhaus after his holdout attempt in 2011 backfired. But Rosenhaus essentially bribed DeSean to stay on as his client by giving him $143k, a $200k interest-free loan, and a Louis Vuitton bag. Rosenhaus is now suing DeSean, claiming that his former client needs to repay him for those “loans” (the $516,415 includes interest). DeSean’s lawyers are arguing that Rosenhaus violated NFLPA regulations by inducing DeSean to use his services, meaning that DeSean is not required to repay the gifts or loans. In April, an arbitor ruled in favor of Rosenhaus, but DeSean’s side is claiming cronyism. So alas, we arrive in federal court. Yahoo! Sports obtained a legal filing from the case which includes this ridiculous anecdote:

Jackson was so angry over the botched holdout that he says he told Rosenhaus he was going to fire him, but ended up staying with the agent after Rosenhaus paid him and his family $143,088 to remain a client. NFLPA regulations prohibit agents from “providing or offering money or any other thing of value to any player … to induce or encourage that player to utilize [his] services.”

Rosenhaus gave Jackson a down payment of $50,000 cash around midnight, at a gas station parking lot, in a Louis Vuitton travel bag. He also gave Jackson a $90,000 check, and a $200,000 interest-free loan.

“We went over the contract on the car [on the side of the road],” Rosenhaus said in an arbitration hearing in September of 2013. “I waited until I saw on my phone that it was after midnight. We proceeded to execute the contract. After executing the contract, I then gave DeSean the money that we agreed to give him. I gave it to him in the [Louis Vuitton] bag.”

I sometimes joke about people in the sports world handing off comically large bags of cash, but never did I think it actually happened outside of SEC football. And then to learn that the comically large bag is actually a Louis Vuitton bag, handed over at a gas station just as the client turns into a pumpkin?! OUTSTANDING!

Side note: That piece also contains this tidbit about Rosenhaus’s sales pitch to DeSean in 2010:

Jackson says he hired Rosenhaus, in part, because the agent assured him he had “close ties to Eagles management” and could persuade the team to renegotiate the wide receiver’s contract “before or during the 2010 NFL season.” At the time, Jackson still had two years remaining on his deal.

Close ties to Eagles management, you say?

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Next question.

Related: Rosenhaus overheard trash-talking DeSean as a client.


DeSean Jaccson Says Eagles Teammates Loved Him, Names Predictable List of Favorite Media Members

DeSean Jaccson sat down with DJ Skee last week, and since sports news originating from non-sports outlets generally travels much more slowly, the sports world has just today discovered the interview.

Predictably, D-Jac defended allegations from teammates contained in this Joe Santoliquito piece, he called out the media, and talked about why he’s so great. The ushhhhe. [Transcriptions via Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog, who is quickly discovering the joys of blogging about ya boi].

On the locker room issues:

“The funniest thing, man: all this stuff like he’s not a locker room player, he don’t get along with his teammates, the people that really know me, they’re like ‘Man where is all this coming from?’ ” Jackson said. “I had teammates texting me and hitting me up, teammates that’s still on the Eagles right now, like ‘What were they talking about you ain’t a team guy, you don’t get along with people in your locker room?’

“Everybody in the locker room loved me, you feel me?” Jackson went on. “I’m gonna put it on the line just how they gonna put it; I’m gonna put it on the line for them too. So it’s like, I know who my real homies are. The real homies stepped up. My boy LeSean McCoy, one of the best running backs in the NFL, he stepped up, he said some real stuff. But in this league bro, a lot of people are scared and afraid to speak up, because they feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. They feel like they’re gonna be the next one cut. So the ones that really did step up and speak up, I salute all of them.”

So DeSean’s reasoning for why nobody defended him, which may or may not be accurate, is that players were afraid they would get cut by not toeing the party line. Interesting.

As for the media? You’re not going to believe this, but the only people that gave DeSean a fair shake, DeSean feels, are former players, Stephen A. Smith and Arsenio Hall:

“All the NFL reporters, I could say a lot of names but I’m not even gonna get into that,” Jackson said. “But as far as the Marcellus Wileys, the Willie McGinests, Antonio Pierce, you know I respect all them dudes, because they understand where I came from. They was raised on the same level, you feel me? The Arsenio Halls, Stephen A. Smith. You know I had a chance to go on with Stephen A. Smith, to go on with Arsenio Hall. All these dudes kind of was raised and was born kind of the same way we was raised and grew up through the slums. So it’s like forget all the allegations, man; the real ones that know me know I’m a good guy. I go out there and I put it on the line for my teammates, you feel me?”

On the Gram:

“You know, I changed the Instagram name; it’s not Jaccpot10 no more, it’s 0ne0fone, you feel me? Even though 0ne0fone actually is number 11, because I’m number 11 now, but I still feel I’m one of 1.”

To recap: DeSean has now done his hard-hitting, post-cutting interviews with Stephen A. Smith, Arsenio Hall… and DJ Skeet.


DeSean Jaccson Sat Down with Arsenio Hall to Answer All the Tough Questions

I’m being honest when I say that Aresenio did a better job of asking DeSean the tough questions than Stephen A. Smith did. But my takeaway from this interview is: “It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none.” Words to live by, my friends. Words to live by.

How, exactly, a snake factors into that equation, I’m not sure:

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