DeSean Jackson Controversy: Philadelphia had issues with Jackson so they let him go. It didn’t take long for one to pop up after he signed with Washington.
It’s been a wild few days for the Washington Redskins newest wide receiver, DeSean Jackson. He gets accused of having gang ties, being a shady character, a malcontent, and is cut from the Philadelphia Eagles. Over the next few days his name is the center of debate on social media channels and among media. Did the Eagles make a mistake? Did they unfairly categorize him because of his friends? Once your in can you really not get out?
Is he a bad guy?
The Redskins clearly don’t think so since they are willing to sign him to a four-year deal and guarantee him $16 million. While you would think that the hub bub would die down now that he’s with a team, but not yet. The man was a Redskin for less than 24 hours before something came up.
But it wasn’t his fault. In fact, it had more to do with his name than him.
When a player of his caliber is signed it is pretty big news for football fans. Like every other station in town the NBC affiliate sent someone out to cover the story. The only problem is the reporter they sent–Dianna Russini–didn’t know who she was talking about.
She thought his name was Lesean.
Oh boy–and she said it with such conviction too!
If this is the kind of thing that he is going to have to deal with or be involved in Jackson is probably not going to mind. Although you have to wonder–why in the world did the station send out a sports reporter that doesn’t actually know sports?