Desean Jackson

Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles

This is one of the many pictures that I stumbled upon when using Twitter on Monday and Tuesday. This was shown on Twitter because the Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver Desean Jackson and the Washington Redskins became very interested. Pictures like this were shown all of the mass media source of Twitter and it was blowing up everywhere. The mass media in this picture and the article to go along with it definitely mattered to to the sports community because it was such a big deal. Desean Jackson was one of the best wide receivers on the Philadelphia Eagles and this deal was really causing controversy. The Eagles reasoning behind is was that the Eagles think that Desean may have had gang affiliations in the LA area and they wanted no part of that on their football team. He is a very good player so the Washington Redskins decided they would take a a chance on his great talents and try to work out a deal. All of this not only mattered to the sports community but mainly the fans of the Eagles. Desean has been a great player for the Eagles over the past few years so this was a tough player to lose. He was making a lot of big plays for the Eagles and really fit into their new system. Everyone was very surprised about the release of Desean because he just came off of his best season so far in the NFL.




  1. On a regular basis I would most likely see this image. I go on every day and check out whats going on in the sports world. Since this past week many headlines have been about Desean Jackson’s release from the Philadelphia Eagles it was inevitable for people to see it. After the season ended, Jackson’s contract was a major issue that many people followed. All mass media were most definitely keeping an eye on this topic. This topic could have been seen through all sorts of media, on the internet, all social networks, and newspapers. All media would portray the same idea or meaning about the topic.

  2. This is a picture that I would usually see on a regular basis. I visit espn regularly and also get updates to my smart phone. This picture could also have been accessed on multiple online news networks due to the release of Desean Jackson. Suspected of gang affiliations and numerous sources saying he was a cancer to the locker room. All if not almost all of social media was broadcasting this breaking story. This could have been seen on television, social media, internet, and news papers. I believe that some media sources could have different takes on the story. Some heard that gang ties were the cause of his release while others heard there were conflicts with teammates and coaches.

  3. I think Brock’s right to point out that there are several angles to the story of Desean Jackson and the Eagles. But it’s significant that the photograph itself focuses on Desean as an athlete, thereby emphasizing his skills as a player and his success on the field over any locker room or off-field conflicts. It would seem to say that the Redskins were right in considering his skill as an athlete regardless of his possible (even criminal) involvements.

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