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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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who dat    

An almost ticket (complete with pictures) of someone, nobody has ever heard of. Stop the presses. TMZ the next MySpace.

892 days ago
2.

PictureUp    

obviously the troopers jealous that hes a public servant while DeSeans a millionaire athelete!!ill wager he's also a steelers fan!!

892 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Pulled him over for putting those ugly ass rims on a Challenger.

892 days ago
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Liz    

News flash, TMZ - people can drive drunk at 9 AM. The police have no way of knowing you're going to a church event - but they can see tinted windows and what they consider erratic driving. As for yelling at Jackson, it seems like all the police do that now.

892 days ago
5.

static    

It's racism!!!!

892 days ago
6.

Martin    

So putting a "De" in front of anglo names somehow makes them very hip hop and cool? Someone take the Scrabble game away from these people.

892 days ago
7.

NobodySpecial    

Looks like a black on black incident. Nothing to see here, let's all just move along.

892 days ago
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Bridget    

Sounds like the cop was a bit jelous, very unprofessional. Oh well.

892 days ago
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steve    

Better call Rev. Al or Jessie Jackson and start a march ! .... OH wait , he was pulled over by a black cop ??? .... never mind .

892 days ago
10.

DaveT    

I wanted to be a cop when I was kid but the donut shops stopped giving cops free donuts by the time I was a teenager so I scratched "cop" of my list.

892 days ago
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Eddie    

Looks like DeSean was certainly dressed for a charity event: oversize white tee, hip-hop b-ball shorts. Classsssssy. But nice rims, dawg.

892 days ago
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obama'saracist    

its basic racism its always a racist thing when a black man gets pulled over cause they never do nuthin wrong

892 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

Someone let the racist posters out of the cage today. If he is heading to a church charity event at 9AM on a Saturday morning, it is likely an outdoor event. It's a warm Spring day and he is dressed appropriately for the weather. He probably played some football with the kids and signed autographs. I'm a Giants fan and no fan of DeSean Jackson, but cut the guy a break. Trooper was abusing his authority, like most troopers in any state do. This one had the bad luck of pulling over an NFL star and pulling his Gestapo act.

892 days ago
14.

baretta    

I'm white and if I ride with a black friend in the car the cops always follow me. When I'm by myself it doesn't happen. They're racist chitheads.

892 days ago
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jason    

jealousy....pure jealousy..I've seen this a million times.

892 days ago
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