DeSean Jackson won't sever roots

Despite rumors of gang ties, star wide receiver refuses to ignore his past

Originally Published: June 27, 2014
By Cord Jefferson | ESPN The Magazine

DeSEAN JACKSON HAS an interesting linguistic tic that surfaces whenever he talks about things of the "illegal" or "unsavory" or "criminal" variety. After parking his lengthy two-tone Rolls-Royce outside an East Hollywood café one day in late May, Jackson ambles in and begins speaking about his relationships with "certain people" who do "certain things." People presumably involved in potentially illegal or dangerous activity are "certain people." Things that may be done outside ...

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