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: