The executive director of the NFL Players’ Association, said that the union will look into the circumstances surrounding DeSean Jackson’s release by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles’ decision to cut ties with 3 time pro bowler last week came after the team uncovered information about Jackson’s off-field connections and activities.
Shortly before Jackson’s release from the Eagles, NJ.com published a story discussing Jackson’s alleged gang connections. Jackson refuted that report.
Smith said the NFLPA will examine whether the Eagles leaked comments or misinformation to the media about Jackson, who signed a three-year contract with the Redskins on Wednesday. That deal is worth $24 million, including $16 million guaranteed, according to league sources.