DeSean Jackson Says Eagles Launched Smear Campaign Against Him

DeSean Jackson Says Eagles Launched Smear Campaign Against Him

Wide receiver promises payback for how team tried to destroy his character.

Published July 1, 2015

The list of former Philadelphia Eagles players who are disgruntled with the organization runs deep. Of course, LeSean McCoy has been one the most vocal in the group, stopping just short of calling Eagles coach Chip Kelly a racist.

DeSean Jackson has said his piece since being let go by the team in 2014, but last night he showed that he isn’t down throwing dirt on his old squad yet.

During Tuesday night's debut of his BET reality show, DeSean Jackson Home Team, the ex Eagle and current Washington Redskins wide receiver criticizes the Eagles, saying the organization "tried to blow me up" with a "smear campaign" after cutting him in 2014. 

"When I was released by the Eagles, I feel they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn't true. It was a slap in the face, coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL," Jackson said on the show, speaking of rumored reports that Philadelphia cut him due to alleged gang ties back home in California. "The Eagles tried to blow me up. That's cold how they did it."

During one sequence, Jackson's friend says: "Like they tried to persecute you from where you come from, bro."

Jackson agrees, offering: "That's why I think they fired me. Have I went to jail? I ain't done none of that.

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"I was at the top of the top. And then I got released. It was a smear campaign," he continued. Things media said about me, I bet you could say that about the majority of people in the NFL. I got a second chance to play in the NFL and I'm proving I'm one of the best receivers in the game."

Jackson caught 56 passes for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns last season. And he promises a bigger 2015 season, especially against some of his NFC East division competition, including the Eagles.

"I don't care too much about the [DallasCowboys. I'm called a Cowboy killer," Jackson said. "They call me the Cowboy killer. I'm a [New YorkGiants killer, I'm a Cowboys killer, now I'm an Eagles killer, too." 

Catch all-new episodes of DeSean Jackson Home Team on Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30P/C

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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