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DeSean Jackson

Yes, I Know Gang Members

... But I'm Not One of 'Em

4/4/2014 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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DeSean Jackson Gang Ties
DeSean Jackson admits he DOES have friends that are gang members ... but the Washington Redskins receiver insists he is NOT a member himself. 

Jackson just sat down with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN and said ... "Do I know friends that are out there involved? Yes. I try to, you know, stay away. I don't try and intervene and do things of any nature that has anything to do with negative activities, but I'm definitely aware and know certain gang members."

"But as far as me being affiliated or me being a gang member ... never have I once been. Never had any affiliation of going out and doing things that are against the law."

When Smith pressed and asked if he ever hangs out with gang members, Jackson said, "Not if they're doing any negative things." So, not exactly a "no."

Jackson added, I'm the guy who wants to go out there and do things the right way. and you know if there's anything I can do to help any of my friends who are doing these things that's what I want to do."

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The nerd getup isn't fooling anyone, thug

202 days ago


That "gang affiliation" claim is so vague as to mean nothing. For all we know, "gang affiliation" just means he has a cousin in a gang and since they see each other twice a year at the annual family picnic and thanksgiving at grandma's - it is technically accurate but at the same time not at all the connotation that comes to people's minds when they hear those words.

It all just felt like a smear campaign to me, much like what happened with Josh Freeman last year.

202 days ago


If you were raised in his neighborhood, you are going to know gang members and be kind of rough. You need to be in order to survive. That does not necessarily make him a bad person. I would be more worried about the dynamic he brings to the locker room.

200 days ago


nice touch dressing him up like Urkel

200 days ago

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