Someone provided the information for the long piece detailing the issues the Eagles had with DeSean Jackson before cutting him. Now the NFLPA led by DeMaurice Smith is going to investigate whether or not it was the Eagles who were the ones leaking the information according to ESPN:
“That’s something that we’re going to look at,” Smith said. We’ve always been aggressive about protecting the integrity of our players especially where we believe or think that a team may have done something that is impermissible, and that’s something that we’re gonna look at.”
“You’re talking to a guy who spent 10 years as a federal prosecutor in Washington D.C. and I grew up in the city … to have someone come out and say ‘gang affiliation’, I’m not sure I know what that means.’ Smith said. “I certainly know what it means to prosecute members of a gang, I certainly know what it means to be a member of organized crime. I don’t know what it means when a team or an official says that there’s ‘gang affiliations’.
It is widely speculated that the Eagles were the ones who leaked this information but I don’t know how they are going to prove this. Right now the team is saying the cut him after careful consideration due to work ethic and attitude, but they can’t mention the gang stuff now.
This will be an interesting battle to see unfold.