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NFL Star DeSean Jackson

Pulled Over on the Way

to His Own Charity Event

5/12/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was pulled over by law enforcement today while driving to his own charity event this morning ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, DeSean was on his way to a church in Philadelphia when he was pulled over by a state trooper. We're told the trooper seemed to recognize DeSean and began acting very rudely towards him. 

Our sources say the trooper told DeSean he pulled him over for having tinted windows and suspected him of driving drunk. We're told the trooper ordered DeSean to perform a field sobriety test (see below). Keep in mind ... this occurred around 9:00 AM.

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A witness on the scene tells TMZ the trooper was very rough towards DeSean and was yelling at him the entire time. The witness says DeSean never gave the trooper an attitude and followed his instructions at all times. 

Eventually, we're told the trooper let DeSean go without a ticket and he made his way to the Triumph Baptist Church in Philly, where the event was being held. DeSean founded the DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer after his father died from it in 2009.

Calls to the Pennsylvania State Police were not returned.

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31.

EVG    

I lived 43 years in PA and the State Police are among the nicest there is out there. I'd be willing to bet the cop haters on here will say anything about cops.

If the motorcycle trooper was arrogent with this guy you can usually do that when you don't get a ticket. No one wants to be scolded and then given a ticket also.

Cop did his job, and willig to bet Desean got the break and will have to prove in 5 days the tint comes off the windows.

791 days ago
32.

Redz    

You are crazy if you think cops don't profile black people...even the black cops. Although black people don't have to sit at the back of the bus, racism still is very much alive, as you can see from some of these comments. It's really sad when black people "hate" on their own people...pure ignorance at its best.

791 days ago
33.

Becca    

Ha! He's probably like every other Eagles fan (including myself) who's pissed at how awful he played last season.

791 days ago
34.

DeeWA2010    

I took on our local law enforcement and actually had them WORKING W/MY YOUTH PROGRAM, playing basketball with the kids at the alternative high school. I am GLAD there's a TMZ, and that it was WITNESSED. He looks like he's actually HANDCUFFED/or SOMETHING w/his hands behind his back. BADGE HEAVY COPS... not a good thing

791 days ago
35.

DTrumpJrsDoubleChin    

I really loathe the @#$%^&* cops. Most are simply authority abusing ass wipes.
Kudos to DeSean for his class and keeping his cool while the cop was fulfilling his own fantasy of acting like a prick, just because he could. Small penis syndrome at it's finest as illustrated by the idiot cop.

791 days ago
36.

oshngrrl    

Good to see that it's not always the white cop picking on the black athlete.

791 days ago
37.

Butterfly    

THAT TROOPER doesn't have one tenth of class DeSean has. He didn't even apologize for embarrassing him. I hope they dock his pay and throw him off duty for three months. Even that's too good for what he did ! Good Luck, DeSean! You are ONE CLASSY MAN! Take notice trooper, and, LEARN!!!

791 days ago
38.

thomas    

Jackson was definitely guilty of DWB (driving while black). The cops treatment of him is typical, and they wonder why people don't respect them or trust them.

791 days ago
39.

SheisHot    

I see an apology and some serious groveling in this dumb cops future. He obviously was racially profiling and hopefully will suffer serious consequences for his hateful actions!!

791 days ago
40.

WTF    

Thank goodness you all here arent making this racial. Cop should have some professionalism though. Something he saw in DeSean made him think he was under the influence. Whats to say Jackson didnt have a little "smoke" for medical reasons at 9am. Dont be such cop haters. They do help more than they dont.

791 days ago
41.

velz    

I think the officer knew who he was after he pulled him over. Then the cop makes up he felt he was drunk for a actual reason.

791 days ago
42.

E.    

DWB? Driving while Black? some pigs cant be helped

791 days ago
43.

nanci    

the trooper is a jealous prick thats all, he cant afford an expensive car, so thats why he waste the guy's time and acting all rude, go to hell you dam prick face.

791 days ago
44.

LAVORIS    

BLACK ON BLACK RACISM. CALL JESSE, CALL THE GOOD REV AL. LAWD. WHERE ARE THE BRUTHUZ WHEN WE NEED EM. ITS TIME FOR A THOUSAND MAN MARCH TO PUT THAT BLACK COP IN PRISON FOR 599 YEARS.

791 days ago
45.

Change Coming    

This worrying about tint glass on cars is like having a hood on your head in the wrong place and wrong time.
Officers use this excuse to be extra noisey. Where is the freedom of dress and character when needed?

791 days ago
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