I'm glad that the LAPD released this statement. While most in the media have tried to be fair and take NJ.com's report that Jackson had gang involvement with a bit of skepticism many fans were not as nice. Even though the Philadelphia Eagles have not publicly cited that as a reason for Jackson's release many fans ignorantly went there anyway. Many jumped to conclusions about DeSean Jackson's gang involvement ( wonder why? ). DeSean Jackson wont get any apologies from those fans but at least he has been cleared of any wrong doing. George Cook AAReports.com
[ SOURCE ] Not long before the Philadelphia Eagles announced the release of DeSean Jackson, NJ.com reported the team was concerned by the pro bowl wide receiver’s “gang connections.“
It was reported that Jackson had relationships with two gang members linked to homicides in Los Angeles since 2010. The LAPD is now saying it has never linked the former Eagle to gang-related activity and that he wasn’t a suspect in the homicide investigations.
“It’s kind of like ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,’ ” LAPD Homicide Det. Chris Barling told the Philadelphia Daily News. “When people grow up in neighborhoods where you have gang involvement, you don’t have to look too far before you find a connection to a connection.
“Now, how sinister that connection is, our position is that’s for others to judge.”