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LOVERRO: DeSean Jackson’s red flags don’t seem to worry Redskins
Question of the Day
It hasn’t seemed to scare off the Washington Redskins, though. Jackson came to town Monday night for dinner with the Redskins brain trust and then, according to photographs posted on social media, went out to the clubs with some future Redskins teammates.
That’s a good recruiting tool, since he could use some welcome territory. According to CSN Philadelphia, Jackson is persona non grata in some Philly clubs.
“There have been a number of nightclubs in the area that have basically told DeSean or told DeSean through second parties, ‘We don’t want you back in our nightclubs because he is a disruptive factor,’” CSN Philadelphia reported.
But the reality is that most NFL franchises could field a special teams unit full of players with red flags. If teams stayed away from players with bad associations and outrageous lifestyles, the NFL would be 7 on 7 football.
This organization, under Sheriff Mike Shanahan, put up with an undrafted free agent like Brandon Banks, who was stabbed in a nightclub fight, for three years with the hope that he could play on the league.
What do you think they will put up with for DeSean Jackson?
The Baltimore Ravens are considered one of the best organizations in football, but they could put out a team calendar of criminals. America has seen the video of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of the elevator in an Atlantic City casino. He has been charged with aggravated assault, yet the Ravens owner, Steve Bisciotti, has come and said publicly that they are sticking by Rice.
The Redskins have already welcomed back safety Brandon Meriweather, who came to town two years ago and promptly was arrested for driving while intoxicated, telling police he was driving home from a club, but he couldn’t remember what club.
I’ll bet it wasn’t the National Press Club.
Those clubs, they can be a problem. Sometimes, in Jackson’s case, it is the patron and the crowd he runs with.
Gang connections nearly ended Joe Namath’s career.
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