PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — What’s that? You missed it? You didn’t see the debut of DeSean Jackson’s BET reality show called “Home Team” on Tuesday evening.READ MORE: 'This Should Not Be Happening': Man Killed, 5 Others Injured In Drive-By Shooting In Philadelphia’s Olney Neighborhood
Well, Jackson is still bitter about being released by the Philadelphia Eagles over a year ago.
“I was at the top of the top…and then I got released,” Jackson said in his opening monologue. “It was a smear campaign. Things the media said about me, I bet you could say that about the majority of people in the NFL. I mean, it’s their loss. I got a second chance to play in the NFL now with the Washington Redskins and I’m proving I’m one of the best receivers in the game.”READ MORE: Parents Sound Off At Glassboro School District Officials Over Bus Driver Shortage
Jackson was released immediately following an NJ.com report, linking him to gang connections.
“When I was released by the Eagles, I felt they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true. It was a slap in the face coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL. It’s like, bro, the Eagles tried to blow me up. That’s cold how they did me.”
Jackson’s friend claimed the Eagles tried to “persecute” Jackson because of his background.MORE NEWS: 2 Suspects In Custody For Deadly Beating Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia
“That’s why I think they fired me,” Jackson agreed. “You know? Have I went to jail? Am I in federal? I ain’t did none of that.”