A few days ago, Mike Freeman of CBS listed the 10 biggest jerks in the NFL. Sitting at number 6 was DeSean Jackson:
No. 6: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson: Benched in fourth quarter of a game last year. Benched for missing team meeting. Celebrates before scoring. More than once. Mad talented, crazy fast, super smart and a jerk.
This will be an interesting situation to watch. The Eagles just rewarded Jackson with a long-term deal. Historically, jerks don’t handle this kind of thing well. Jerks are to fat contracts what a Kardashian is to … oh, never mind. Jackson also is now the CEO of a rap label called Jaccpot Records. Nothing wrong with that. The problem, as always with a situation like this, is money. Someone has to fund this venture and it will probably be Jackson. Athletes funding their own business ventures never go wrong, right?
A few additional notes on DeSean Jackson:
- He started a foundation to aid in the search for the cure for pancreatic cancer.
- He’s very active in anti-bullying campaigns.
- He’s active in the Make a Wish foundation.
- He’s active in the NFL’s “Play 60” program.
What a jerk.