Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) returns a punt against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Report: San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders Reach Out To LAPD About DeSean Jackson Gang Ties

According to a report, both the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders made inquiries with the Los Angeles Police Department about free-agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s reported involvement with reputed members of Los Angeles street gangs. reported Tuesday that the LAPD confirmed Jackson’s relationship with people with alleged connections to gangs in the Southland.

Last week, reported that one of the reasons the Philadelphia Eagles opted to release the three-time Pro Bowler was because of his off-the-field connections.

Tuesday, reported that Jackson is close to a deal with the Washington Redskins and that the team did not seek information from Los Angeles police authorities about the 27-year-old Long Beach native who played three years at the University of California in Berkeley.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via Twitter that the 49ers are interested in Jackson, as well:

Dianna Marie Russini of NBC News4 in Washington reported via Twitter that the 49ers reached out to Jackson while he was out with the Redskins and that he will visit San Francisco if he doesn’t sign with the Redskins.



The Raiders are one of several teams, including Cleveland and Buffalo, which are pursuing Jackson to most aggressively.

Jackson is coming off his most productive season, with 82 receptions for 1,332 yards—both career highs—and a career-high tying nine touchdown catches.

Tags: DeSean Jackson NFL Free Agency Oakland Raiders San Francisco 49ers

  • JTGleason

    He’d fit right in with Seattle. DeShawn and Marshawn Lynch are all part of the same “Thug” Gang as their friend Trayvon Martin in Florida… They’ve been known to walk around carrying bags of Skittles.

  • Chris Schroeder

    Why would he go to the 49ers when he will be rivals with his gang member buddy Richard Sherman. Aren’t they supposed to be on the same side?

  • Jaime Olguin

    At first I wanted the Raiders to sign jackson but now friends are telling me the kind of person he is,
    and that’s not a player that would fit with personnel that Reggie is putting together, he’s a self center person
    and would poison the locker room regaredless of the veteran persent there now, let him sign with the whiners
    he would fit right in there with craptree, let’s us draft a young talented wide receiver with great up side, there is
    A lot of good wide outs in the draft from which to chose, I think Reggie did a great job in not signing him.

  • loverpoint

    I’ll believe the 49ers made an honest attempt at signing Jackson if he drops by their facilities and spends the day, otherwise I’m going to believe that the 49ers attempt to sign him was only half hearted.