DeSean Jackson rips Eagles in new reality TV show
July 1, 2015
by Steve DelVecchio
Washington ******** wide receiver DeSean Jackson is not a fan of his former team, and you can understand why.
The premiere of Jackson’s new reality TV show “Home Team” aired on BET Tuesday night, and the Pro Bowl wide receiver had plenty to say about the Philadelphia Eagles. It began with the opening monologue.
“I was at the top of the top … and then I got released,” Jackson said, as transcribed by Andrew Porter of CBS Philly. “It was a smear campaign. Things the media said about me, I bet you could say that about the majority of people in the NFL. I mean, it’s their loss. I got a second chance to play in the NFL now with the Washington ******** and I’m proving I’m one of the best receivers in the game.”
Around the time the Eagles released Jackson last year, reports surfaced about his possible affiliation with a gang. Many believe those rumors were planted by the Eagles in an attempt to justify unloading him after he had a career year in Chip Kelly’s offense.
“When I was released by the Eagles, I felt they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true,” Jackson added. “It was a slap in the face coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL. It’s like, bro, the Eagles tried to blow me up. That’s cold how they did me.
“That’s why I think they fired me. You know? Have I went to jail? Am I in federal? I ain’t did none of that.”
While it doesn’t help that Jackson has appeared to flash gang signs during games, he has kept out of trouble off the field. He even mocked the Eagles in an interview last year when asked if he misses his former team.
Something tells me that won’t be the last time Jackson or someone in his entourage mentions the Eagles on the new show.