ACCORDING to 6abc’s Jamie Apody (3/28/14) though the Eagles won’t issue a public statement regarding DeSean Jackson’s release, they basically had some issues with his character. Here’s a direct quote from Apody:
“Jackson happens to be one of the team’s highest paid players and they want their highest paid guys to be stewards of the Philadelphia Eagles and represent what they’re all about. The higher ups in the organization were concerned he was not representing them well and that it was increasingly getting worse.”
When I read this I couldn’t help but think of LeSean McCoy. Does anyone else recall last year when he doused a woman with a drink and tossed her off a bus in the middle of Pigfuck, New Jersey? Is that what a steward looks like?
Then again, Riley Cooper got $25,000,000 for calling people niggers.
And Jason Peters did get a new deal after being arrested for leading cops on a high speed chase.
Stewards? But of course!
When you get right down to it, Jackson was cut because he was a vastly overpaid, one-trick pony, whose contract threatened the long-term stability of the franchise. But instead of manning up and admitting that he made a huge mistake awarding Jackson that deal, Howie Roseman and company are trying to make this an issue of character.
Because you know…Stewards.
At least until it’s time to move another large contract off the books. Then there will be a need for a new scapegoat. Another sacrificial lamb. Another trusting player who’ll be a deer in headlights. (Wow. We’re really awful to ruminants, aren’t we?)
Meanwhile in the next 3 years Shady is due 11, 8, and 7 million respectively, at what is currently the sport’s most undervalued position.
So when Shady gets run out of here (a la Reggie, Randall, T.O., McNabb, Dawkins, and Jackson), what do you think it’ll be? They just did “gang”, and they played that “player didn’t call us back” card with Reggie and Dawk already. My guess is since it won’t be a contract year it’ll be something new. Maybe something with midgets…..