Is DeSean Jackson Throwing Up Gang Signs a Big Deal?
If you are an Eagles fan does this matter to you? How about if you are one of his coaches or front office people?
DeSean Jackson was seen throwing up gang signs again, this time with rapper Nipsey Hustle in L.A. They were attending a listening party for YG where this photo was taken. I say throwing up the gang sign again because he threw it up during a game against the Redskins at DeAngelo Hall and has done it on Instagram too.
So does this say something about his character or judgement? Lets run through a few things. He went on an Instagram rant about wanting a new contract. He got robbed of $250k in cash, $150k in jewelry, and two guns which everyone believes was an inside job. Plus he dropped his ‘Pound Cake’ freestyle because he is the CEO of Jaccpot Records. All of these things happened this year already and likely are leading to reports that he is “one step away” from being cut by Philly. I will take his choice in women and hanging out with Terio off the table for this discussion since we all have questionable friends and choices in mates.
I can make the strong argument that all of the things I mentioned above have something to with hurting his image or the assumption that he has bad judgement. To me, it is a big deal that he seems to constantly throw gang signs because it shows he doesn’t have a judgement or surround himself with people who can uplift him.
When you combine the gang affiliation with the other lapses in judgement I mentioned, there are red flags all over the place about him. Ultimately though, it all comes down to what he can do on the field. Do fans really care if he throws gang signs at DeAngelo Hall but then hits the “ohhhh kil em” after he scores a TD? Does the front office care if he runs Jaccpot Records as long as he puts up 82 rec, 1,332 yards, and 9 TDs?
They might not care but someone should care enough to sit him down and ask him to examine his life choices and if they will lead him where he truly wants to go.