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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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46.

Mark    

simple case of DWB

810 days ago
47.

Deelight    

Can someone please explain how this is racism? I even put my glasses on and the cop appears to me to be African American.

810 days ago
48.

gimmeshelter    

tmz, you recently reported bobby brown was pulled over for DWI in morning hours, so why are you trying to make this story timeline an issue? and, i'm SOOO glad the trooper's black--what on earth are all the crybabies who scream racism gonna do now...awwwwww...

810 days ago
49.

ray    

"We're told the trooper ordered DeSean to perform a field sobriety test (see below). Keep in mind ... this occurred around 9:00 AM" " drunk drivers dopn't know what time it is and don't give a crap. for at least two full years any time i got behind the wheel i was drunk. 6:00 in the AM or otherwise.

810 days ago
50.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Don't tell me... this guy is just happens to be endorsed by Crayola.

810 days ago
51.

Robert    

Finally a celebrity who doesn't get in trouble with the law.

810 days ago
52.

RonRon    

Are we supposed to feel sorry for him? Oh that's right I forgot. Celebrities are above the law in the eyes of TMZ.

810 days ago
53.

RonRon    

TMZ is too stupid to know that a good portion of DUIs occur in the mornings.

810 days ago
54.

lee    

the hiring practices of the the statee of pa are now in question. they hire pedophiles and keep them gainfully employed and cover up for them for decades and then hire folks barely able to pass the DRivers License test as State Troopers. One more reason to avoid Pa like the plague

810 days ago
55.

Lynn    

As an Eagles fan and a DeSean Jackson fan...I think this is very sad. Guy tries to do a really good thing and look what happens. That trooper should be ashamed of himself and he should apologize!

810 days ago
56.

Tigers Wood    

Only hearing the side of the story from DeSean, we need to know both sides of the story.

810 days ago
57.

Dino    

Should have thrown him in jail for ruining that Challenger !

810 days ago
58.

teewop    

yeah ,he looks like he's dressed for church!!

810 days ago
59.

Susan T. Richards    

When the cop pulled him over they failed to mention that he was caught with possession of weed and bags in his car and that his lawyer showed up and that's how he got off and the fact that he failed the sobriety test obviously tells us that Mr. DeSean should not have been driving on the road and I'm sure that would have been great that he showed up for his charity event **** faced. A drug dealer should not be running a charity.

810 days ago
60.

Rich    

Cops get big attitudes.

810 days ago
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