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Financial woes may be driving DeSean’s actions


Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson spoke to the media Monday for the first time since he was benched against the Cardinals for missing a team meeting.

“It’s just kind of a tough situation for myself but I’ve just got to be a man about it and just learn from everything that happens,” Jackson said.

We know Jackson wants a new contract, but is there something more to the “tough situation” he’s going through?

According to Howard Eskin of WIP speaking to Florio on PFT Live Monday, Jackson has serious financial issues.

“From what I’m told, [Jackson] owes Drew Rosenhaus a lot of money. . . . We’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is he broke? I don’t know how you define broke, but I know when he signs his new deal he will owe Drew Rosenhaus a lot of money.”

Eskin claims that Jackson is using a credit card from Rosenhaus to get by, among other things. That sounds like broke to us, at least until the next contract arrives. Keyshawn Johnson of ESPN alluded to Jackson being broke on Sunday morning as well.

You can check out Eskin’s entire interview at the PFT Live homepage or download the show on iTunes.

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  1. skolvikings7 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:13 PM


  2. rpiotr01 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:14 PM

    Sounds to me like DeSean has been striving to live within his future anticipated means, rather than within his current means. How does someone making 500K a year go broke?

  3. texastornado82 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:15 PM

    he must have been shopping with 88 from Dallas.

  4. mikea311 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:15 PM

    i make much less than you and im not in financial trouble, of course im not some dumb punk either.

  5. chc4 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:17 PM

    Guess he wasn’t paying attention at the rookie symposium. Loser!

  6. flapjackdaddy says: Nov 14, 2011 3:17 PM

    Sweet diamond earnings.

  7. fordman84 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:18 PM

    Spending money before you have it, not smart. However, of COURSE he will owe Drew a lot of money for his next contract. What is Drew’s commission…12%? 12% of $7M per is $840k.

  8. packerman1968 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:18 PM

    I do not feel sorry for him at all.

    He makes way more then the normal person.

    He gets what he deserves.

  9. row60 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:19 PM

    I always thought DeSean Jackson seemed far to smart to get into this kind of mess.

  10. baconholybacon says: Nov 14, 2011 3:21 PM

    What a tool. My heart bleeds.

  11. hatesycophants says: Nov 14, 2011 3:21 PM

    You have a luxurious (ignorant) definition of broke, Roseweed.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  12. willyalistentothis says: Nov 14, 2011 3:21 PM

    For a good laugh, I would love to see the list of items on which he spent all of this money.

  13. razic3k says: Nov 14, 2011 3:22 PM


    My god…

    Even with no contract, he makes more money than most Earthlings can even dream of.

    Yet he still can’t manage that.

    Imagine when he gets that big pay day. Go for broke!

  14. thegonz13 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:24 PM

    Like a poster said, how can you be broke on $500K a year? Most of us sure as hell wouldn’t!!!!!

  15. dionoil says: Nov 14, 2011 3:25 PM

    Nobody teaches kids about credit anymore

  16. tjp2033 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:25 PM

    He always seemed to be level headed. I could understand sitting out for a bit in training camp, but then missing a meeting because he wants a new deal.

    And now we find out he wants a new deal because he is completely broke. I feel for him being broke but I have no clue how someone making 500k a year goes broke so fast. You could afford a nice car, nice house and nice things for far less than 500k. Let alone 500k for 4 years.

    This stupid rich athletes make me sick. Spend a little money on a financial advisor. Probably better to spend money on that that half the crap he bought.

  17. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Nov 14, 2011 3:27 PM

    What a surprise! A broke wide receiver. Shouldn’t there be a rule against becoming indebted to your agent? Sounds like a conflict of interest to me. He’ll take any kind of contract offer just to be sure he gets his money. Fishy.

  18. castleofcheese says: Nov 14, 2011 3:28 PM

    Is it bad that I absolutely love reading about these guys going broke lol? How do you burn through $600k a year?!

  19. gmen5280 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:29 PM

    Who new that Sleepy Smurf was also known as Broke Smurf.

  20. 12strikes says: Nov 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    Would not take what Howard says as truth. He as a reputation for making things up.

  21. citizenstrange says: Nov 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    Let he who has tried to make it rain every night for four years on only $600k a year throw the first stone.

  22. mecos47 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:32 PM

    Mr Jackson owes me money too.

  23. woodsidegil says: Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    Wow, Jackson is way ahead of the curve. These guys usually end up being broke years after their careers end, not during.

  24. steviemo says: Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    “We make a lot of money, but we spend a lot of money.” ~ Patrick Ewing


  25. rocket24man says: Nov 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    Hey DeBroke, can I get that 20 u owe me???

  26. chobes68 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:34 PM

    Makes no sense.

    Thing is, he’s probably not going to get the payday he was expecting even a year ago.

    Especially with the antics he’s pulled, and the fact that as a receiver, he’s only a threat on the deep ball, and not a fan of middle routes.

  27. schmokes says: Nov 14, 2011 3:35 PM

    He needs to invest in some pit bulls, Vick can teach him how to make some money there.

  28. frankrizzo51 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:37 PM

    Too funny.

  29. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 14, 2011 3:38 PM

    I wonder how much interest Rosenhaus is charging his client?

  30. snowpea84 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:38 PM

    If he’s broke making about a million a year I have to wonder how long it will take him to blow threw whatever he gets off his new contract. He clearly has no sisue living beyonsd his means based on “expected future income.”

  31. ihatethejets23 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:42 PM

    It couldn’t happen to a more useless human being. I hope he ends up living in a cardboard box.

  32. rugdaniels says: Nov 14, 2011 3:43 PM

    Even if it doesn’t come from the Eagles, Jackson will get paid next season. He’ll get a good signing bonus and make a few million a year, more than enough to pay his debts off.

    However, it’s easy to believe that with a fatter contract Jackson will just waste more money.

    He’s an arrogant little pr*ck so this was a fun story to read. He can go work with Freddy Mitchell at whatever pizza place currently employs him.

  33. charleschernavsky says: Nov 14, 2011 3:43 PM

    Everyone is so negative. I’m sure this respectable gentleman made a sound investment, like putting money into a bingo hall. Too bad it didn’t work out for him.

  34. nickynick04 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:44 PM

    Folks, he is not all good. Ok rate him against the Packer’s wideouts….where would he fit in #1 ? #2, @3 @#4 , 5 ????
    I dont know, but he is not a #1 maybe 2,,a solid 3….a good returner yes….guts across the middle,,,ahhh…50/50….
    just looking for honest feedback, and trying to rate him…

  35. jerseyshoregiant says: Nov 14, 2011 3:45 PM

    Broke? Broke? Broke? How many child support payments is causing him to go broke?

  36. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 14, 2011 3:47 PM

    Have you seen the price of live tigers lately? Pay the man!

  37. revrondog says: Nov 14, 2011 3:49 PM

    Desean didn’t have enough gas money to make it to the meeting on Sat.

  38. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 14, 2011 3:49 PM

    LOL. This entertains me.

    Give me a call Desean. You can sleep in my den.

  39. peester15 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:50 PM

    Isn’t T.O. having money problems also?? Maybe Drew is part of the problem?

  40. djstat says: Nov 14, 2011 3:50 PM

    He is a loser

  41. eyesofdisarray says: Nov 14, 2011 3:53 PM

    Wouldn’t someone with financial woes make sure he made it to work on time for fear of losing a game check?

  42. eagles7to10 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:55 PM

    Listen I’m just a pawn at a retail store but I can tell you two years ago he came in and we sold him 2 sixty inch lcd’s both with surround sound and all the expensive accessories, installation on everything and he even bought the protection plans. He was a nice guy tho.

  43. chocolatebaconbutter says: Nov 14, 2011 3:55 PM

    Dream team.

  44. quirtevans says: Nov 14, 2011 3:56 PM

    It isn’t hard for someone who makes $600K a year to spend it all. Hell, it isn’t hard for someone who makes a few million a year to spend it all.

    But making $600K, and spending like you make a lot more than that, when you could get hurt and watch your earning potential go down near zero? That’s just plain dumbass.

  45. genericcommenter says: Nov 14, 2011 3:57 PM

    Including his signing bonus, he will have made a little over $3 million in the last 3.5 years.

    He outperformed his slot, but still that’s a heck of a lot of money.

  46. thegoodword says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    Eskin is a shill for the Eagles. Take what he says at face value.

    Eskin stands on the sidelines during games. No more than 15 behind Andy Reid. You can see him wearing gaudy fur coats.

  47. rodgerthat says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    His rookie deal was actually for 4 yr(s) / $3,058,000 with a $1.35 mill signing bonus. The deal basically pays him $764,500 a year. I never had that kind of cash or lifestyle, but I gotta beleive you can have plenty of fun on that bankroll.

  48. trubroncfan07 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    It’s simple, quite spending more than you make.

  49. bigpara says: Nov 14, 2011 4:13 PM

    Too much bling bling will make you broke broke.

  50. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 14, 2011 4:14 PM

    Young and rich! Almost all of us would be trouble if we possessed these two traits.

  51. SOBEIT says: Nov 14, 2011 4:15 PM

    Another example of “When keepin it real goes horribly wrong…” Dave Chappell was not only making a joke, he was sending a message. Maybe his

  52. icanspeel says: Nov 14, 2011 4:17 PM

    I can only imagine how he would act if he got injured and couldn’t play anymore… Oh wait I think he is just playing to not get injured

  53. bhindenemylines says: Nov 14, 2011 4:26 PM

    She where are all the Philly fans who were busting Dez’s chops a few months ago???

  54. upperdecker19 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    Hey Moose…..Rocco….help #10 find his checkbook.

  55. rcali says: Nov 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    To be fair, he might have taken a pay cut to play in the NFL.

  56. howley1 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:30 PM

    At least Dez has a bunch of gold to show for his money spending. Gold is a great investment. Jackson probably went broke buying video games.

  57. thejuddstir says: Nov 14, 2011 4:48 PM

    Jackson’s biggest problem is maturity…..he’s a real punk kid who thinks he’s much better than what his stats bore out. Eagles would be much better off without him.

  58. melikefootball says: Nov 14, 2011 4:56 PM

    Again these players who aren’t grown up enough to manage their money want everyone to feel so sorry for them…..ain’t going to happen.

  59. bigcarguy1 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:57 PM

    if the Eagles wont pay him–the Panthers should

  60. dukemarc says: Nov 14, 2011 4:57 PM

    So how much is a guy who is a career 60/1000/8 a year guy? maybe 4-5 million a year? I bet the Eagles overpay him.

  61. cytofed says: Nov 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    He went to berkeley, shouldnt be that bad. Greenbay should trade for this guy.

  62. sagatti says: Nov 14, 2011 5:10 PM

    This dude was poppin’ bottles ALL SUMMER at the club I bounce at in Hollywood… I hope he’s not broke with all the diamonds and 20k bottles of “Ace of Spades”champagne that were either swallowed or sprayed on female admirers..
    They finally asked the dude not to come back because he and his “jaccpot” squad always created unnecessary drama… Other than that he was a cool dude..

  63. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 14, 2011 5:19 PM

    Brilliant young man… Already out-spending his earnings.

    He’s in for a troubled life if he can’t figure out simple math.

    Add the fact that his career is likely to be of the flash-in-the-pan variety and it doesn’t look good.

    Too bad his biggest asset is being a skinny little guy that can run fast in a straight line….

  64. jessethegreat says: Nov 14, 2011 5:31 PM

    rcali says:
    Nov 14, 2011 4:27 PM
    To be fair, he might have taken a pay cut to play in the NFL.
    He went to CAL, not USC, Auburn, Ohio State, or Miami. Nice try though. If Cal didn’t pay Aaron Rodgers, they sure didn’t pay this clown.

  65. db105 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    Guys like DJ are good for the economy.

  66. bovice23 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:49 PM

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for a guy making 6 figures that cant manage his money?

  67. billinlouisiana says: Nov 14, 2011 6:23 PM

    fordman84 says:Nov 14, 2011 3:18 PM

    Spending money before you have it, not smart. However, of COURSE he will owe Drew a lot of money for his next contract. What is Drew’s commission…12%? 12% of $7M per is $840k.


    Per NFLPA rules an agent can only charge 3% of a players contract.

  68. willcool21 says: Nov 14, 2011 6:30 PM

    occupy desean jacksons 1 bedroom apartment!

  69. commandercornpone says: Nov 14, 2011 6:50 PM

    sure he is level headed. flat as a pancake – level.

    he makes dez look like a wall street whiz.

    i bet BOTH of them got those high interest rate loans back when the labor festivities started months ago.

  70. dawkattack says: Nov 14, 2011 11:03 PM

    He’s a charity hog (go DJacc) he helps people

  71. fooseballfan says: Nov 15, 2011 3:10 AM

    DeSean and I are going to occupy Wall Street tomorrow. We hate those 1%er’s.

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