DeSean Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles after racking up the most receiving yards in his career during the 2013 season. While there were all kinds of crazy rumors as to the reason why (which even included Jackson allegedly having ties to gang members in Los Angeles), what we do know is that Chip Kelly was the head coach at the time, and was believed to be responsible for the decision.
Things have changed quite a bit since then. Kelly was recently fired, and Jackson is heading to the playoffs as a member of the Washington Redskins. So now seemed like as good a time as any for Jackson to comment on his former team's misfortune.
"I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you," Jackson said, in an interview with Robert Klemko of SI. "When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids—to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma. I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on. When we were there, we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing."
Jackson played his first six seasons in Philadelphia, and it's clear he's still not too happy with the way things ended for him in that city.
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