DeSean Jackson: Police Stop Eagles WR En Route to Charity Event at Church

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IMay 12, 2012

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DeSean Jackson was reportedly pulled over, ordered to give a field sobriety test and released without being given a ticket. All of this while he was driving to a charity event at the Triumph Baptist Church in Philadelphia at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. 

The staff at TMZ had the report—and the pictures. Here is Jackson doing what certainly appears to be the field sobriety test. 

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TMZ went on to report they were told that the cop appeared to recognize Jackson right away, and that he was less than cordial to the star WR. 

A witness at the scene told the site that the cop was "very rough towards DeSean and was yelling at him the entire time."

Jackson has spent his entire four-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, and it has been a fantastic career. He has gained at least 912 yards receiving in every season.

However, he angered many fans last season after his unhappiness with his contract appeared to affect his play on the field. 

He was caught several times by cameras giving what certainly looked like less than 100 percent effort—especially when that effort was going to carry him into harm's way. 

He held out of training camp while angling for a better contract. He did make it on the field for the first game, but missed a game later in the season when he was deactivated for being late to a team meeting. 

Jackson got the long-term deal he wanted this offseason as he signed a five-year contract, worth reportedly $51 million.