DeSean Jackson threw up gang signs on Monday Night Football

Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) and Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) exchange words in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Eagles won 33-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles made the decision to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson. It comes amid allegations that Jackson’s gang connections worried the Eagles and there is an old photo of Jackson throwing “gang signs” on Monday Night Football have been going around the internet.


Of course it wasn’t the only gang related instance involving Jackson on the football field.


And of course there are plenty of photos of him flashing signs off the field.

The caption reads:

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a Crip … and he ain’t afraid to show it — flashing gang signs with rapper (and fellow Crip) Nipsey Hussle last night in L.A.Jackson and Nipsey were at a listening party for rapper YG … when they posed for a photo — and DeSean threw a hand signal for Rollin’ 40s Crips.FYI — Nipsey is a member of the Rollin’ 60s Crips.It ain’t the first time Jackson has thrown the sign in public — in fact, this past football season, he threw up the sign during a game against the Washington Redskins.The most shocking part … YG has been very public about being an active member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods.But don’t worry Eagles fans … it seems like everyone got along fine at the listening party. (pictured Nipsey Hussle & Freeway)

Of course Jackson is denying this.

“I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang,” Jackson said in a statement. “I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible.”

[UPDATE:] Here is a GIF of it from Business Insider:

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  • BermyNupe

    Asking Mike Dyce directly, because he flashed that sign he must definitively be a crip… so by that analogy, we know that his previous teammate Riley Cooper is definitively a racist because he was definitively caught on tape using the N word… how would you respond?

    • Mike Dyce

      I don’t recall saying that “he must definitively be a crip.” If you’re attributing those words in the caption to me, they aren’t my words but the words of the person who posted the photo to Instagram.

      • BermyNupe

        I also parse words very well… though you may not have said them, at the very least you tacitly agreed with them when you referenced them. The whole tenor of your article, would seem to lead the reader to this conclusion… this is first dealt with in the title of the article, followed by the first paragraph and throughout the article…
        Why no mention of his community activism/philantropy or his children’s book against bullying… wouldn’t that be the fair and balanced thing to do?
        And I did notice you didn’t reply to my guilt by association analogy with Riley Cooper… during that debacle, did you research his past and his association as well… back to you…

        • Mike Dyce

          I don’t know that you could say that I definitively declared him a crip. Saying “amid allegations” isn’t definitive, it is saying there are allegations. As in he is accused of but not guilty of. This isn’t an article about what kind of person Jackson is, this is a blog post on “check out this picture circulating the internet.” I added his denial from his statement to be fair and balanced.

          This isn’t about Cooper, so I’m not getting drawn into that analogy which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.