DeSean Jackson: Never been in gang

Updated: June 27, 2014, 5:23 PM ET
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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he has never been in a gang and that any alleged gang signs he displays are just "hand gestures" dedicated to his childhood friends.

Jackson, in an interview with ESPN The Magazine, said he knows people in gangs. But any implication that his hand gestures during games or on social media are gang-related is wrong, he said.

"If I score a touchdown or make a play and my boys at home can see me throwing up the area we're from, ...

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