DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles Stands Up to Bullies

Joe PepeContributor IFebruary 4, 2011

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 02:  DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles, poses at the Super Bowl XLV media center after accepting the '2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year' award on February 2, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Bullying is a form of abuse.

It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person's (or group's) power over another person (or group), creating an "imbalance of power."

Bullies can be anywhere, but most of the time bullies are found within your local elementary or middle school. The effects they can have are many and the damage they can do damage can go well beyond the time-frame of an attack.

This problem of bullying has been addressed by the national media recently because of a story involving a child named Nadin Khoury.

Khoury was brutally beaten and hung by his feet from a tree by seven bullies as he was walking home from school in broad daylight. For anyone to ever do this to another human being is disgraceful.

However, Nadin was brave enough to go on The View and speak about what he endured. He held a brave face as he told the world how he wanted to make his story public to stop future incidents with bullies.

The conversation then took an unsuspected turn when Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a host on The View said she did some research and found out that Nadin was an Eagles fan. As she said that, DeSean Jackson, Jamaal Jackson and Todd Herremans walked out and greeted the young man.

Tears of joy ran down his face as the players sat down, and DeSean gave him the jersey off his back and signed it. He then told him that if anything happens to him again, the Eagles always have his back.

I know, considering I am an Eagles fan, that Philadelphia fans and players get a bad reputation. I also know that DeSean Jackson himself is thought of as an egomaniac who, although very talented, cares about himself and his contract more than anything else.

DeSean has provided amazing moments on the field within his short time as an Eagle; however, today he proved that the Eagles as well as Philadelphia will help in the fight against bullies.