ESPN reports the NFL Players Association is probing the Eagles’ release of DeSean Jackson last week.
Shortly before Jackson’s release from the Eagles, NJ.com published a story discussing Jackson’s alleged gang connections. Jackson refuted that report.
Executive Director Maurice Smith said the NFLPA will examine whether the Eagles leaked comments or misinformation to the media about Jackson, who signed a three-year contract with the Redskins on Wednesday. That deal is worth $24 million, including $16 million guaranteed, according to league sources.
“That’s something that we’re going to look at,” Smith said on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” show. “We’ve always been aggressive about protecting the integrity of our players, especially where we believe or think that a team may have done something that is impermissible, and that’s something that we’re gonna look at.”
Jackson’s interview with Stephen A. Smith will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN.