Did you get fired last week? No? Then your week was a thousand times better than DeSean Jackson's. The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver—er, make that the former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver—didn't get "fired," per se, last week. But he did get released by the Eagles on Friday afternoon. And according to one report, he got released because the Eagles suspected him of having close ties to several gang members from the Los Angeles area. Jackson vehemently denied that report in a statement that he released shortly after being released. But the perception is that the Eagles didn't like the way that Jackson carried himself off the field, and that they weren't willing to overlook it for the sake of what he has been able to do on the field. So he's going to start running with a new NFL team soon.
Jackson wasn't the only sports person who fell on hard times last week, though. Thankfully, there weren't any other pro athletes who were accused of being gang members. But there were quite a few who suffered shortcomings in other areas of their lives. From one of Jackson's own teammates who caught hell from NFL fans after the wide receiver was released to an NBA player who reportedly got "catfished" by a gay man who then posted naked photos of the player online, these are the 10 Sports People Who Had a Worse Week Than You.