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DeSean Jackson blames Drew Rosenhaus for Eagles divorce

Replacing DeSean Jackson

XN Sports

What went wrong for DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia? It's a mystery we've long awaited clarity about.

When Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, there were whispers it was because of his connection to gangs in his hometown in California. There were reports suggesting Jackson was a locker room cancer, and that he and head coach Chip Kelly did not get along.

But despite these allegations, Jackson, coming off a career year, quickly landed with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins. Now that he's growing comfortable in the burgundy and gold, he's giving insight as to why the divorce ensued in Philly.

Jackson told Yahoo Sports that his former agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who orchestrated Jackson's holdout in the summer of 2011, was the "driving force" to the fallout between him and the Eagles.

Jackson says he hired Rosenhaus, in part, because the agent assured him he had "close ties to Eagles management" and could persuade the team to renegotiate the wide receiver's contract "before or during the 2010 NFL season." At the time, Jackson still had two years remaining on his deal.

Rosenhaus failed to get Jackson a new deal prior to or during the 2010 season. Jackson says Rosenhaus urged him to hold out during training camp in the summer of 2011 in order to force the Eagles to give in to the agent's contract demands.

"In the end, the holdout served only to embarrass Jackson, undermine his credibility and diminish his negotiating leverage with Eagles' management," said Jackson's attorney, William Quinn of global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, in the filing.

The story doesn't end there.

Jackson was angry with how the holdout went and threatened to fire Rosenhaus, but kept the agent on board because of payments Rosenhaus made to Jackson.

According to the report, Rosenhaus paid Jackson $143,088 to remain a client. That includes a $50,000 cash payment at a gas station parking lot, delivered in a Louis Vuitton bag, as well as a $90,000 check and a $200,000 interest-free loan.

Now the issue is whether Jackson has to pay Rosenhaus back.

The NFLPA prohibits agents from such monetary incentives in exchange for business, but Rosenhaus suggests the money came after Jackson signed his contract, calling the payments a loan.

NFLPA arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled that Jackson had to pay Rosenhaus back more than half a million dollars in unpaid loans and agent fees, but the wide receiver argued Kaplan was biased and corrupt.

When it comes to Jackson and Rosenhaus, there is no shortage of questionable behavior.


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sboore47 June 10 2014 at 12:58 PM

Just another prima donna that is over paid and does not take responsibility for him own behavior. He needs to grow up and become a man. Unless he does NOT have a mind of his own.

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adixjr sboore47 June 11 2014 at 12:29 AM

@ sboore47 WHAT DID HE DO???

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wlh1923 adixjr June 11 2014 at 3:18 AM

Did you read the f..ing article? The first holdout during his first contract caused all sorts of bad blood here with management. That was while he had a contract. During that season when the Eagles refused to re-negotiate his CONTRACT he tanked it. Developed T-Rex arms, stopped hustling and gave only half effort in many games. It got so bad he was benched. He got a NEW FIVE YEAR DEAL and 22 months in started griping that he wanted another deal. The whole thing was starting over again. Eagles swept him and his obnoxious agent out the door. Good riddance.

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billcdaly June 10 2014 at 10:45 AM

Sorry - NO.
These athletes have been given a free pass on everything since grammar school, just because they could play ball. It is never their fault, always someone else.
Rich, pampered, spoiled, poor character children in adult bodies.

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lgvxl42 June 10 2014 at 1:43 PM

............I believe I understand! Blame the agent because you're stupid.....Well that was easy!

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tmccull52 June 10 2014 at 11:22 AM

Oh dear God; does anyone believe in accountability and self-responsibilityany more. Boo hoo, De-dumbass Jackson; you're supposedly a grown-up capable of making grown-up decisions.

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andrewharvard8 June 10 2014 at 11:43 AM

Didn't Jackson attend college and get an eduication???? I'm sure someone else took all his classes to he could "pass".......He is as dumb as a box of rocks......loser++

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dorc792 andrewharvard8 June 11 2014 at 12:17 AM

hes just like obama ...blame somebody else

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napa422 June 10 2014 at 12:37 PM


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napa422 June 10 2014 at 10:32 AM


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docbobvet napa422 June 10 2014 at 3:42 PM

No need to bring Mr. O into this, I need not be nauseated by another spoiled fool

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Odens Fist napa422 June 10 2014 at 4:50 PM

Made up, sounded out names are the sign of a pathetically ignorant minded parent..
I will give you one guess as to how the child will end up being.
The apple does NOT fall far from the tree.

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jaamms98 June 10 2014 at 12:06 PM

so, apparantely, Jackson needed a loan AFTER signing his multi-million dollar new contract??? Oh, that makes sense........

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storytellerjmc June 10 2014 at 4:30 PM

One of my favorite sports stories. Former NFL player showed up at GM's office with his
brand new agent. Told GM the agent would represent him in contract negotiation. GM
took a few private minutes to 'make a phone call'. Stepped back into the room and gave player a phone #. "I just traded you to the XXXXXX". GM's name was Vince Lombardi.
Green Bay was all about respect.

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chasesea June 10 2014 at 3:35 PM

Typical athlete...their problems are always someone else's fault. Please go back under the rock from where you came.

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