NFL’er DeSean Jackson On Alleged Gang Affiliation: I Can’t Leave Them Behind


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Newly signed Washington Redskins player DeSean Jackson is defending himself against critics who suggest his gang affiliation has dampering his career. The 27-year-old wide receiver visited Arsenio Hall, speaking candidly about the negative press surrounding him. He explains:



You know it is what it is. Myself, growing up in Los Angeles, California, South Central, Inglewood, Crenshaw. I was raided through that, you feel me? So, at the end of the day, me being a professional athlete, I just can’t look up at the end of the day and say ‘Peace, y’all, I’m going over here. Imma do my thing.’ You know, I know how to separate it. From my business going to work and you know when I’m hanging out, having a good time with my friends. But uh, you know I’m a dude that made it man. A lot of