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DeSean Jackson

Released from Eagles, But

Strongly Denies Gang Connections

3/28/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Eagles' decision to drop star receiver DeSean Jackson might be connected to a photo TMZ Sports posted of the receiver throwing a gang sign -- but Jackson is now adamantly denying any gang affiliation.

Releasing Jackson seems odd because he had a career season last year -- but a recent NJ.com report said the Eagles were concerned he might have ties an LA. gang known as the Rollin' 40s crips.

Those concerns had to heightened by the pic we posted last month of DeSean posing in Philadelphia with rapper Nipsey Hussle -- who is a Crip -- and throwing up a Crip gang sign.

Almost immediately after he was cut today ... DeSean released a statement saying, "I am not and never have been part of any gang."

He added, "I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity is reckless and irresponsible."

Question now is ... will front office execs at other NFL team believe DeSean's words or their own eyes?

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16.

Jazzi    

Even if he is not connected to the crips or any other gang, he was a total idiot for flashing that gang sign. Of course, if you are standing next to a crips ******, and you are badass enough to flash that sign, then you should not be shocked that everyone with any common sense would think that you are proud as hell to be among gang members and that you could be connected. These tatto painted idiots are disgusting and irresponsible.

215 days ago
17.

carterboi806    

That's not a gang sign for the crips that would be a sign for a blood gang member it's ck which means crip killer yall need to get your facts right before your assumptions

214 days ago
18.

petty kash    

Lol...those are rappers...jeez one dude even has a mic...Freeway (left side)is Muslim idk where they confused an open finger peace sign as some thing different... its not funny cause dudes lively hood is involve but its comical how scared & disconnected people are when presented with......wait for it.........a different culture 0_o

214 days ago
19.

lourdgoogoo    

By NFL standards DeSean is a model citizen.

213 days ago
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