DeSean Jackson Reportedly Victim of Home Invasion: Latest Details, Comments

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2015

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson poses for an in-house promotional video following an NFL football organized team activity at Redskins Park, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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DeSean Jackson is currently nursing an injury, but that may be the least of the Washington Redskins wide receiver's worries, as his Los Angeles home was reportedly broken into Wednesday.

According to TMZ Sports, a group of four or five people armed with guns stormed into Jackson's residence and engaged in a fight with six people who were inside the home.

One person inside the home was allegedly pistol-whipped and suffered minor injuries before the intruders fled the scene. Jackson was not home at the time, and he was reportedly not the intended target in what police believe was a gang-related crime, per TMZ.

While there is no indication Jackson had any involvement in the incident aside from his house being invaded, he has faced similar issues in the past.

According to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media, Jackson's Philadelphia home was robbed of $250,000 in 2014 when he still played for the Eagles.

The Eagles controversially released Jackson last year, and while head coach Chip Kelly insisted it was a football decision, other reports suggested differently.

Per Shorr-Parks, sources believed Jackson was let go primarily due to his association with members of a Los Angeles gang.

While Jackson has denied ever being part of a gang, he acknowledged knowing and being friendly with gang members when asked about it last year, according to ESPN.com's Cord Jefferson.

Jackson is in his second year with the Redskins, but he has missed all but one game this season due to a hamstring ailment.

He is coming off the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season of his career, and the three-time Pro Bowler is likely to be a huge part of Washington's offense when he returns to action.

 

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