Pay per head sportsbooks found out that DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins wide receiver, said that he was never in a gang and that any alleged gang signs shown are just “hand gestures” that he dedicated to his childhood friends.
In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, Jackson said that he does know people in gangs, but also said that any suggestions of him making gang-related hand gestures on social media or during games are wrong, and price per head services wonder what’s really going on.
“If I score a touchdown or make a play and my boys at home can see me throwing up the area we’re from, that’s me showing them love,” Jackson told ESPN The Magazine. “They weren’t fortunate enough to make it where I’m at. All my friends wanted to be in the NFL growing up, but they weren’t able to do that, and I was. That doesn’t mean I forgot about them. They’re my boys, I grew up with them, and I’m going to give them love.”
Gayle, Jackson’s mother, said that her son’s loyalty was always steadfast.
“Those guys gravitated toward him because he had structure in his life,” she said. “A lot of time I was trying to chase these cats away. I told him it would catch up with him and that people don’t understand, so he should leave those guys alone. He told me, ‘Mom, you can’t treat people like that.’ ”
Jackson, 27-years-old, signed on April 2 with the Redskins, five days after the Philadelphia Eagles released him. Then, reports indicated that the Eagles were troubled by the player’s alleged gang connections. Pay per head sportsbooks saw that this included a report by NJ.com, which quoted an LA police detective.
“Those were neighborhood Crip gang signs,” the detective told NJ.com.
According to the report, a man named Marques Binns and Theron Shakir, a rapper signed to Jackson’s Jaccpot Records music label, were arrested and charged in 2010 with a gang-related homicide. In 2013, Shakir was acquitted; Binns, who said that he doesn’t know Jackson, was convicted, and was given a 5 years to life sentence.
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And pay per head sportsbooks saw that the Eagles maintained that the decision to release Jackson was just football related.