January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles (10) is defended by Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) in the fourth quarter during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia congressman endorses DeSean Jackson


It is not every day that a departing NFL player gets a congressman to issue a statement after his release from the state’s team. It is even less likely that the statement comes in the form of an endorsement for a player that supposedly has gang ties. But that is exactly what happened.

On Friday, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) issued the following statement on DeSean Jackson, who apparently was in need of some references as he goes shopping for a new team.

“I was honored to have known and worked with DeSean Jackson throughout his successful career with the Eagles and I am sad to see him go. His contributions both on and off the field were immense—especially his work through The DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. I will continue to be a proud fan and wish him the best of luck in the NFL.”

It has been reported that a number of different teams are taking a serious look at Jackson and his off-the-field activities and relationships before opening their wallets. Not too sure an endorsement from a congressman holds any water in that arena, but I guess it couldn’t hurt – depending on who the congressman is of curse

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