TMZ – Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was pulled over by law enforcement today while driving to his own charity event this morning … TMZ has learned. According to our sources, DeSean was on his way to a church in Philadelphia when he was pulled over by a state trooper. We’re told the trooper seemed to recognize DeSean and began acting very rudely towards him. Our sources say the trooper told DeSean he pulled him over for having tinted windows and suspected him of driving drunk. We’re told the trooper ordered DeSean to perform a field sobriety test (see below). Keep in mind … this occurred around 9:00 AM. A witness on the scene tells TMZ the trooper was very rough towards DeSean and was yelling at him the entire time. The witness says DeSean never gave the trooper an attitude and followed his instructions at all times. Eventually, we’re told the trooper let DeSean go without a ticket and he made his way to the Triumph Baptist Church in Philly, where the event was being held. DeSean founded the DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer after his father died from it in 2009.
While it’s a shame that a guy whose dad died of pancreatic cancer got pulled over on the way to his own pancreatic cancer charity function, I can’t say I’m surprised. Not everybody in the area is as big a fan of DJacc, his antics, and his W-W-WESTSIDE lifestyle as I am. And even further, not everybody in the area is as forgiving of his half-assed effort on the field last year. There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind that things would have been different if DeSean had gone full force last season and not pouted through an unfair contract. It is what it is. Big Ben wins a Super Bowl, cops allow him to rape a chick in a bathroom stall. DeSean’s effort drops after complaining about making roughly a quarter of what Steve Smith made on the Eagles last year, he gets cuffed and harassed by state cops on his way to a charity function.
Such is life in America.
UPDATE: Barstool Philly exclusive footage of the incident!