Warren G “Regulates” Talk Surrounding DeSean Jackson’s Gang Ties
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles and although the organization has been silent on the allegations, it is suspected that his gang/hometown connections contributed to the dismissal of the wide receiver.
Music producer and rapper Warren G, who is from the same area of Long Beach as Jackson has stepped forward in support of the former Eagle, according to TMZ.
Warren G told TMZ Sports that DeSean Jackson is the same person that the Eagles drafted in 2008 and points out that Jackson has not brought any negativity to the Eagle’s locker room and calls all of the hoopla around his gang ties are “bull**it!”
Warren G reasons, “He was born and raised in a rough area, and everyone has friends who are troubled if you grew up where he did.”
So holding DeSean responsible for the actions of associates or people he may know is unfair. The veteran producer also suggests that the Philadelphia Eagles are using the controversy to simply save money at the expense of DeSean Jackson’s reputation.
Jackson is coming off of one his best years on the field for the Eagles and has 3 years and $30 million dollars left on his current contract. Cutting Jackson will save the Eagles $10 million against the salary cap, a bonus for the rebuilding franchise.
Warren G is hoping that Jackson is able to return back to California and play where franchises and fans will appreciate what he brings to the football field. The Washington Redskins are reportedly interested in Jackson, hoping to bring another weapon for quarterback RG3.
Warren G stepping up for DeSean Jackson was more so a statement about the character of the receiver assuring that the receiver is not a gangster. The intricate relationship between neighborhood pride and gang activity is a delicate one to navigate in an environment without knowledge and understanding for the lifestyle. Jackson throwing up is ‘hood does not mean he is actively ‘banging’ but when there are millions on the line and brands at stake, the NFL is not going to take too many chances.
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