Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles lawyers issue gag order on DeSean Jackson release


As if the clipped and staccato statement from the Philadelphia Eagles on the release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson wasn’t enough to keep people wondering, the organization’s legal team has apparently issued a gag order on any information regarding the unexpected release.

This is all the Eagles have had to say on the situation so far:

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported on SportsCenter that lawyers for the team have asked the team not to make any statements or release any details about Jackson’s release and the details surrounding the time leading up to today’s announcement.

The Eagles would have to be very careful about what was said anyway, as allegations of Jackson being involved with or tied to an L.A. gang are very volatile right now, and could blow up in the team’s face if the wrong thing is said or printed.

Given the gravity of the situation, it may be some time before the public has any details, and that will only fuel the speculation and wild theories.

Jackson, for his part, has vehemently denied any affiliation with gangs, and has already allegedly been contacted by a number of NFL teams regarding his services. It would be easy to understand why teams would shy away from even a whiff of gang-related activity given the Aaron Hernandez situation.

[Source: ESPN]

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  • Thehost36

    Im digusted by this move. Ur telling me there is no proof of anything. Were so close to building a super bowl contending team and u just release our best wr. What a let down. Now hes already being contacted by other teams. So when did our standards get so high. We keep ruley who drops n bombs. We take vick fresh from prison but d jax knows gang members just like a lot of players in the nfl so we release him. The organization deserves to lose for this but its us the fans who really feel it. I bleed green and love my eagles but this is just discouraging.

    • joe

      Wah Mr bandwagon

      • Thehost36

        Yeah im on the bandwagon of wanting to win. Just like im on the bandwagon of liking women and fried chicken. If ur an eagles fan and are content ur a disgrace to all eagle fans. U should jump on another teams bandwagon i heard the cowboys need a few more

        • joe

          Hahahaha the team will be fine without him. He’s a bad influence on younger guys. Stop being so sensational and fanatical.

          • Thehost36

            Im trying to take the positives from this just like u. But this is a big step back from a talent standpoint. It will be good for team chemistry. I just hope we get a top wr from this draft.

  • frickyouRINO

    Howie Roseman, Chip Kelly and Jeff Lurie blew this. How are you not gonna get something in return for one of the biggest threats in the NFL? So dumb.

    • joe

      They’ll be fine.

  • Jonny BigCock

    I would of loved to see Djaxs face when he got the phone call