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The Life and Times Of DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles star and hip hop connoisseur DeSean Jackson is looking for answers after his home was robbed of more than $250,000 in cash and valuables.

DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson

Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson (10) celebrates after scoring on a 46-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Eagles defeated the Raiders 49-20. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

DeSean Jackson has never made any apologies about his love of the hip hop lifestyle. But odds are the Philadelphia Eagles star wideout could have done without the ‘mo money, mo problems’ element of it he recently came face to face with when his home was robbed of more than $250,000 in cash and merchandise.

During the same week the Eagles were sent home by virtue of their 26-24 wildcard week loss to the New Orleans Saints, Jackson detoured south to Miami, presumably for some much deserved rest and relaxation and undoubtedly to hang out with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the set of his new HBO series “Ballers.”

Here, apparently, is where the rays so got to the 27-year-old aspiring rap star that he lost his ability to characterize real life from hip hop art form. Where he lost the powers of deductive reasoning to the point he was could no longer distinguish boastful lyrics from harsh reality.

It’s the only conclusion one can logically infer as to what would make DeSean Jackson act so gullibly, so cloak himself in a false world of invincibility as to think he could take to social media and share with all of Cyber Nation that he nor anyone else, for that matter, would be anywhere near the estate he’s always boasting of housing all those riches some of his lyrics instruct all his followers to seek and acquire no matter what.

In a kind of rapid fire succession that would make Peyton Manning blush, Jackson fired off tweet after tweet about his “MiamiLyfe” and how others should venture to South Beach to “turn up” with him on almost any given night.

In the face of all that opulence, something had to give, and in the end it was Jackson, to the tune of his home robbed and raided of all those valuables.

Still, you’re left to wonder just how much the underlining significance of it all has computed in the mind of DeSean Jackson, who’s now on record in offering a $50,000 reward to anyone offering information leading to the conviction of those responsible for a burglary police say showed no signs of forced entry.

DeSean Jackson should know it’s that same ‘money is the only answer,’ the great equalizer that renders you immune to anything and everything way of thinking that now has him some quarter-of-a-million in the hole. He should know that he’s more of a target now than he ever was growing up on the streets of Compton he now regularly raps about.

I just want people to understand and get to know the real DeSean,” Jackson recently told Yahoo! Sports upon launching the Jaccpot Record Label he still serves as CEO of. Well, riddle me this: would the real DeSean Jackson, the one still fully in touch with all his Compton sensibilities, all but set himself up to be a mark in his own home, all in the name of promoting a way of life the lyrics he writes and professes to live by will probably never afford him?

But the man who came close to hiring Jay Z to represent and was recently rumored to be dating Ashanti, clearly feels a need to keep it hip hop.  Yeah, yeah, I know being as such, in and of itself, is no way an indictment of one’s character’s nor should it be computed as a calculation of one’s moral compass, but why must there be all the bravado even when it so clearly does not behoove?


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