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DeSean Jackson Denies Gang Claims

Now thatDeSean Jackson has been released from the Philadelphia Eagles, word is spreading like wildfire that he was a part of a gang.

He wrotea statement on social media andAdam Schefer of ESPN posted it to facebook.

First I would like to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and the city of Philadelphia for my time in Philly, the statement read. I would also like to thank coach Andy Reed [sic] for bringing me in.

Secondly, I would like to address the misleading and unfounded reports that my release has anything to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the company I keep off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I am not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member and to speculate and assume that I am involved in such activity off the field is reckless and irresponsible.

I work very hard on and off the field and I am a good person with good values. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have made both on and off the field. I have worked tirelessly to give back to my community and have a positive impact on those in need. It is unfortunate that I now have to defend myself and my intentions. These reports are irresponsible and just not true . I look forward to working hard for my new team. God Bless.

He posted a video to Instagram of him running on a track, saying in the caption that God has a plan.


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