Last Friday, it became official, as the Eagles released Jackson. Since then, we haven't heard the damn end of this. If you're like me, you're just hoping people shut the hell up about the whole situation by now.
Jackson's associate was eventually acquitted of the murder, but there were apparently other cases in the past in which people with connections to Jackson were being investigated.
Despite this, Jackson's only arrest came in 2009, when he was pulled over for illegally tinted windows and marijuana was discovered in the car.
That's just fine and dandy, but in the NFL, being arrested for possession of marijuana is probably the least worrisome of the league's problems with player arrests.
The league has had players who have murdered people, beaten people, killed dogs and committed all sorts of other crimes. Jackson is hardly the first player to have gang connections, and he definitely won't be the last.
The situation continued to get out of hand this Friday when Jackson had an exclusive interview with everyone's favorite media member, Stephen A. Smith.
Smith basically tried to say Jackson had no gang associations, despite the receiver admitting that he does. He also tried to insinuate the NJ.com story must've been leaked by the Eagles with how quickly they released him after it.
Might want to research that one before saying it on national TV, Steve. The Eagles were informed of the article in advance of its release, and had appeared to be on the verge of releasing of him without the article, this would just put the final nail in the coffin.
Should the Eagles have spoken on topic yet? Yes. I'm not quite sure how the organization sees not speaking on this as beneficial.
However, throughout all of this there have been plenty of reports from "unnamed sources." That's fine, you can't always name your source. But for the love of all that is holy, just let this story die already.
Jackson is now with Washington. He's done some great charity work in the past and is far from the worst person in the NFL today.
Is he a nuisance in the locker room? Apparently, but again, he's far from the first to be a pain off the field.
I wish DeSean the best in the rest of his career (except for the two times a year he plays the Eagles). In the meantime, everyone just shut the hell up about this already!
By: Kyle Babcock
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