The Philadelphia Eagles recently cut star NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson. It has been widely speculated that this is due to his alleged “gang ties.” Jackson, who is originally from Los Angeles, was photographed with friends, who are known gang members and have been connected to two homicides since 2010.
Still, to be cut from the team seems to be a very decisive action for crime by association. Naturally, opinions are divided.
Fellow NFL player Richard Sherman is no stranger to negative press. The Seattle Seahawks corner back created a media frenzy earlier this year when he gave an after-game interview that featured him praising his own skills, in what was deemed to be an aggressive manner. Many media outlets labeled Sherman a “thug” as a result.Â He has come to Jackson’s defense and has written an eloquent article about how life before and after fame coincide.