Richard Sherman Tweets Picture with DeSean Jackson Young Together
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver have apparently known each other for a long time. Sherman tweeted out the above picture as well as this tweet in a show of support for the man he has known since they played youth sports together:
It has been widely speculated that Jackson was outright released by the Eagles because of his alleged associations with gang members. Since he has been in the league, the mercurial Pro Bowler has never been arrested for a serious crime like drunk driving or assault. In a report from NJ.com, Jackson was stopped for illegal tinting in 2009, after which marijuana was discovered in his vehicle. He later pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and all other chargers were dropped.
Jackson was originally drafted by the Eagles in the second round (49th overall) of the 2008 NFL draft out of the University of California. In six seasons, he has made the Pro Bowl three times and was selected once AP First-team All Pro. For his career, Jackson has played in 87 games, amassing 356 games for 6,117 and 32 touchdowns.