At a time when Eagles coach Chip Kelly would prefer that receiver DeSean Jackson focus on football, off-field issues are invading the conversation.
On Tuesday, Jackson danced around questions regarding the possibility that he’ll hire Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency for representation in the wake of severing ties with Drew Rosenhaus.
“You never know,” Jackson, who has musical aspirations, said regarding whether Jay-Z’s firm would be a good fit, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “What do you think? I don’t know. It might be.”
Jackson said no decision has been made, despite reports he wants to be represented by Jay-Z’s firm. “The [reports] are what they are, but coming out of my mouth we don’t know yet,” Jackson said. “Once that situation will be handled, then you guys will know. As far as right now, it’s not true.”
On Wednesday, Jackson will be facing more questions regarding his representation situation. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports, Rosenhaus has filed a grievance against Jackson for repayment of $400,000 in loans.
Per the report, Jackson borrowed the money from Rosenhaus from November 2009 through March 2012.
The decision to file the grievance by Rosenhaus suggests that a reconciliation between agent and player is unlikely.