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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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61.

Sienna Sacha    

NOTE to the dog eater in-chief, alSharpton, jessieJackson, jerryWright and all the other race baiters the media wants to highlight. . PLEASE take note. . . .the POS cop who was hassling Jackson, at 9:00AM for apparently no reason, was BLACK. .. being an powerMAD aHOLE is note a race thing. . .its a being an idiot thing. .

789 days ago
62.

6one9    

"FLUCKING PIG"
Racial profiling @ 9 A/M/
SUE the MF`ER!!
for HARASSMENT!

789 days ago
63.

6one9    

AND
Jealous!!

789 days ago
64.

CastleGreySkull    

So why'd he Handcuff him????

789 days ago
65.

Northerner    

another stinkin pig on a power trip and jealous he is a cop and a brother made it big!

789 days ago
66.

noel    

people are nuts. blacks are racist against other blacks all the time.

789 days ago
67.

Keith    

An obvious case of racism ! oh wait... the cop is ...er....never mind

789 days ago
68.

Anthony    

What town was the police officer from? Im over here in New Jersey and hes on my football team. Alot of the police officers here in New Jersey are tough no letting you slide in these parts of town.

789 days ago
69.

dmac    

they don't even stop you in Philly for tainted windows,,when the cop found out it was Desean,he should have let him go,but he had to take it to the next level,TMZ should get this Trooper name,so we black folks here in Philly can out his azz for what he is

788 days ago
70.

Setino    

Thank God this cop wasn't white or it would be racial profiling. Then we would have to hear about a rally lead by rev al.

788 days ago
71.

curtycurt    

in that one pic it looks like he's being handcuffed......why? you don't get arrested for tint on your windows and you don't get handcuffed before a dui test....just seems odd to me.

788 days ago
72.

Anthony Wa    

At least the cop was black .... otherwise we'd be seeing marches and rallies and Sharpton all over the place stirrin thangs up!

788 days ago
73.

Pimpcessa    

Don't y'all know the only time it's considered racist, or racial profiling, is when the officer is white and the defendant is anything other than white?

I don't know if Desean is the type that would pull that card even if the officer was white either. But it's good to know we can always get a good dose of the **** right here at TMZ. And......yes I'm joking around!!

788 days ago
74.

marti    

glad there WERE witnesses to this,these days you don't want to deal with cops without a witness filming it
I do not trust the legal system anymore
its sadthat he lost his DAD too.. RIP

788 days ago
75.

ShouldHaveBeenABaller    

Damn Bro, That's How You Go To Church ... Way To Go Lil' Buddy ...

788 days ago
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