[SING-SONG] DIS IS DESEAN DAT AIN’T NOT END. YEAAAA IT GOES ON N ON, YESSIR. SOME PPL STARTED WRITN IT NOT NOING WHAT IT WAS N THEY’LL CONTINUE WRITN IT 4EVER JUST BECAUSE DIS DESEAN DAT AINT NOT END !! [END SING-SONG]
One week ago today, the Eagles released DeSean Jaccson. Since then we’ve been waterboarded with a constant stream of whining, bloviating and HOT SPORTS TAKES from the established medIa. It is, DeSean that will not end.
The union representing National Football League players is investigating the Eagles’ release of DeSean Jackson to determine if the team first waged a smear campaign against its former Pro Bowl wideout.
DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA executive director, said Friday morning on ESPN radio show “Mike & Mike,” per ProFootballTalk, that the union is looking into the timing of Jackson’s release, which happened Friday about 40 minutes after NJ.com posted a story detailing Jackson’s associations with alleged gang members.
“We’ve been in touch with DeSean, and first and foremost he is a tremendous football player and great young man,” Smith said on the show. “On the issue of how he was released, whether or not there were comments or leaks from the team, misinformation to the media coming from the team, that’s something that we’re going to look at. We’ve always been aggressive about protecting the integrity of our players.”
Well that’s silly. Any humanoid paying attention would know that reports of the Eagles trading or releasing DeSean had been out there for weeks if not months. NJ.com’s story merely forced their hand as it essentially killed whatever trade value DeSean had left. Plus, as we’ve discussed before, the accusation that the Eagles planted this story with Eliot Shorr-Parks and A.J. Perez of NJ.com is absurd. That’s what Jeff McLane and Derrick Gunn are for. Were the Eagles aware of the story before its release and were they perhaps OK with it? Certainly and maybe. They were contacted for comment, according to the original report. And the story may have proved – for better or worse – to be the final PR justification for releasing DeSean. But it’s pretty amazing that the alleged smear campaign focuses on the NJ.com story, which has an LAPD detective speaking on the record, and not the endless stream of unattributed reports and leaks about DeSean’s work ethic and attitude from previous weeks.