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Burglars take cash, jewelry, guns from DeSean Jackson

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Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson has at least 375,000 reasons to want a new contract.

According to FOX 29 in Philly, burglars struck at Jackson’s home in South Philadelphia, removing $250,000 in cash, $125,000 in jewelry, and two semi-automatic handguns.

There were no signed of forced entry, but two safes were broken into — and a third safe was stolen.  (Apparently, it was a Kitnerboy Redoubt.)

Per the report, Jackson’s mother told police that his friends have access to the house when Jackson is home, but that Jackson keeps the second floor of the house locked.

Also, neighbors reportedly said that “a lot of people come and go” from the residence.

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106 Responses to “Burglars take cash, jewelry, guns from DeSean Jackson”
  1. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 8:06 PM

    Notice how this doesn’t happen in Pittsburgh?

  2. niner13 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:07 PM

    Easy come, easy go.

  3. elliottcovert says: Jan 11, 2014 8:07 PM

    I feel very bad that this happened to him, but when you give people such open access to your home, and when people know you have money, you’re taking a serious risk by keeping your valuables at your property.

    That said, I hope the cops catch the crooks who robbed him.

  4. pfic15 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:08 PM

    Color me surprised….the people this guy must hang out with….

  5. tbirdbaby says: Jan 11, 2014 8:08 PM

    OMG hope they didn’t steal his SuperBowl ring. Wait, nevermind!

  6. raiders85 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:09 PM

    Better hold out now for real

  7. phillysports1 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:09 PM

    Oh man … If he’s okay that’s more important .

  8. lrical says: Jan 11, 2014 8:09 PM

    ESPN BROKE. Why on earth are you keeping that much money in the house. He not out that money. That’s why he pay insurance right?

  9. wsperegoiv says: Jan 11, 2014 8:10 PM

    Why did he have 250k in cash in his house? Just, why?

  10. fdugrad says: Jan 11, 2014 8:11 PM

    Do they have banks and safety deposit boxes where this man lives?! Not only that, but he allows “a lot of people to come and go?” Retirement years not looking so secure for DeSean.

  11. thealmightybigblue says: Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    At least they didn’t take his Super Bowl rings…oh wait.

  12. escrimz says: Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    Yeah a guy gets robbed but everyone just makes jokes. Sounds bout right.

  13. floratiotime says: Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    So funny … priceless.

  14. wydok says: Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    What is he doing with a quarter of a million dollars in cash in his home? Does the man not know how to invest?

  15. thatwasntsological says: Jan 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    Man that sucks. Sorry Desean. Learn from Allen Iverson though. You can’t take your friends along for this ride too you’ll be broke 2 years after you retire.

  16. blumpkinbuc says: Jan 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    The dark side of having an entourage.

    It only takes one jealous guy to convince the rest of the entourage that they should be rolling in money too.

  17. nflfan1326 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    Ever heard of a bank. I mean this sounds like the Godfather, $250K in cash on the second floor.

  18. cali49er707 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    You keep your friends close. You keep your enemies closer.

    When you got all kinds of money you got all kinds of friends, but when your paper get low. They’re they go their they go.

  19. schmedley69 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:15 PM

    Looks like Drew Rosenhaus finally got the money he loaned DeSean back.

  20. braven4evr says: Jan 11, 2014 8:15 PM

    What is the need of a bunch of people at your home? Just plain dumb. What happened to changing people, places and things? There comes a time when you just have to break away so your home isn’t broken into.

  21. ultrawolf123 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:15 PM

    He had 250k in cash in his house? Ever hear of a bank, even if they are robbed its on them and you have more than just local PD on the case.

  22. jakec4 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:15 PM

    America will sleep well knowing that two more guns have fallen into safe hands.

  23. thatwasntsological says: Jan 11, 2014 8:16 PM

    wsperegoiv says:
    Jan 11, 2014 8:10 PM
    Why did he have 250k in cash in his house? Just, why?
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    That’s actually a very good point.

  24. therealraider says: Jan 11, 2014 8:17 PM

    Dude didn’t have an Alarm System?

  25. sf69ers says: Jan 11, 2014 8:18 PM

    Now we know why he was looking for a new contract……..

  26. silverbackdk says: Jan 11, 2014 8:19 PM

    250K $ in house = idiot (or worse)

  27. veence69 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    This guy is going to be flat broke at 40 years old with no discernible skills.

  28. mshawn75 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    Anyone else think it’s odd that he will make a BIG insurance claim right after he found out “no new contract”?

  29. frank booth says: Jan 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 8:06 PM

    Notice how this doesn’t happen in Pittsburgh?
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    Mike Adams of the Steelers was stabbed in an attempted robbery in the summer of 2013- in Pittsburgh.

  30. blumpkinbuc says: Jan 11, 2014 8:22 PM

    Instead of three crappy safes that can be broken into, and carried away..

    Why not just invest in one quality 2 ton safe that cant be broken into and carried out the front door?

  31. rubenxx7 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:23 PM

    lol thats what u for wanting more $. now how doed it feel someone taking mo money from u

  32. giantsboy87 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:23 PM

    Kitnerboy redoubt…I like the Bad Santa reference.

  33. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jan 11, 2014 8:23 PM

    KOOL MO DJAX

  34. mrheavyhustle says: Jan 11, 2014 8:23 PM

    Should’ve used the $250k on an HiTech alarm and camera system

  35. brendan49 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:24 PM

    Is this not the exact same storyline that Jesse Pinkman had?

  36. philly1116 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:25 PM

    Guarantee it was one of his “boys”…you are only as good as the crowd you keep… This would happen in any city … Stop knocking Philly ya trolls

  37. arnoldziffel says: Jan 11, 2014 8:25 PM

    He doesn’t need a new contract … just some common sense.

  38. saxguru says: Jan 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    Humankind would be well served, and many forever grateful if “The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues” could find 1) Gainful employment and 2) another cause to trumpet. Being that the Steelers aren’t playing anymore this season, perhaps a degree of reflection as to when to talk trash about your team and when to remain silent would additionally be of some benefit.

  39. upperdecker19 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    Can anyone account for Ryan Leaf’s whereabouts at the time if the break in?

  40. dontcensormebro says: Jan 11, 2014 8:31 PM

    Someone took his wealth and his firearms? Sounds like the police need to obtain a warrant for Barack Hussein Obama. Mmmmm-mmm-mmm.

  41. WACANHFL says: Jan 11, 2014 8:31 PM

    Gangsta?

  42. WACANHFL says: Jan 11, 2014 8:32 PM

    or Doomsday Prepper?

  43. craigkintexas says: Jan 11, 2014 8:33 PM

    Desean isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer!

  44. philly1116 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    Maybe he was saving that $250k so he could buy some heart to bring to his game next season

  45. dirtydrew says: Jan 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    Aren’t the guns so you don’t get robbed? Hope your homey who runs your finances had you set up with insurance.

  46. dontcensormebro says: Jan 11, 2014 8:35 PM

    escrimz says: Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM

    Yeah a guy gets robbed but everyone just makes jokes. Sounds bout right.
    ——————-

    No, an egotistical moron got robbed. Continue to point and laugh, folks.

  47. nflwatcher says: Jan 11, 2014 8:36 PM

    He forget to mention the 10 pounds of weed that is missing as well.

  48. morr24 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:36 PM

    It is good to know that the players really appreciate and retain the information they receive at the rookie symposium as evidenced by the $250,000 laying around the house.

    The good news ( bad news from a symposium lesson standpoint) is that this was clearly an inside job. What a shock…..not.

    Check back in 10 years if you appreciate unhappy endings. This will not end well.

  49. tooz72 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:36 PM

    veence69 says:
    Jan 11, 2014 8:21 PM
    This guy is going to be flat broke at 40 years old with no discernible skills.

    what are you talking about? he can always put out a rap album

  50. thatwasntsological says: Jan 11, 2014 8:37 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM
    So funny … priceless.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>£>>>>>

    Dude,I know right? Wouldn’t it be even more hilarious if this happened to you? Aww man,I know, now that would be priceless. Truly priceless!

  51. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 11, 2014 8:38 PM

    You can’t trust no one, DeSean.

  52. umrao1 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:39 PM

    He’s Gansta that’s why his got $250K in the house.

  53. napavalleyshaun says: Jan 11, 2014 8:40 PM

    Why did he have 250k in cash in his house? Just, why?
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    ’cause he likes to make it rain from the 2nd floor

  54. thatwasntsological says: Jan 11, 2014 8:40 PM

    Why don’t these rich athletes that keep that much money in the house have 1,000 cameras pointing at every crevice of their house?
    That’s what I would do anyway

  55. commonsensedude says: Jan 11, 2014 8:42 PM

    All of us common folks know not to keep more than $200k in our homes.

  56. bennyb82 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:43 PM

    He kept 250k at the house because it’s T.D. insured

  57. thegonz13 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:44 PM

    Why the hell did this nimrod keep $250,000 IN CA$H at home?

  58. jerrahsucks says: Jan 11, 2014 8:49 PM

    upperdecker19 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:29 PM

    Can anyone account for Ryan Leaf’s whereabouts at the time if the break in?

    Yes wonderboy, The Montana State Prison.

  59. gadman01 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    Wow, I feel really bad for Desean Jackson…

    …said no one ever…

  60. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Jan 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    I have $2 in my house

  61. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Jan 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    Why does he have enough money to buy a home, in his home ?

  62. azjohnny says: Jan 11, 2014 8:52 PM

    Dude makes 10 mill per year. The 250k in cash is like your average joe having a couple hundred laying around

  63. southpaw0609 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:53 PM

    DeSean: $250K cash ??

    two words: Bank account

  64. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:53 PM

    I can tell he’s not for the streets.

    Don’t ever hang around, or run with a pack of hungry wolves unless you’re starving just like them. If you got what they’re trying to get, they’re gonna take it, if you’re not their kind.

    He needs to Let gangsters run with gangsters, and run with football players. People that share his same goals and aspirations.

  65. cwdonald314 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:54 PM

    My question is why are you keeping a quarter million dollars in cash in your house to begin with. That smells really suspicious. Second question is why is DeSean living in South Philly?

  66. thefox61 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:55 PM

    upperdecker19 says:

    Can anyone account for Ryan Leaf’s whereabouts at the time if the break in?

    * * * * * * * * * * * *
    That’s Funny!
    There apparently wasn’t any OxyContin there and I think he’s still locked up in prison in Montana.

  67. youcantmakemepickausername says: Jan 11, 2014 8:57 PM

    wsperegoiv says: Jan 11, 2014 8:10 PM

    Why did he have 250k in cash in his house? Just, why?
    ——————————————————–

    Maybe he used his debit card at Target over the holidays

  68. petehemlock says: Jan 11, 2014 8:58 PM

    What’s that adage about a fool and his money?

  69. cinvis says: Jan 11, 2014 8:59 PM

    Sniff… Sniff… I smell insurance fraud

  70. montsta says: Jan 11, 2014 8:59 PM

    +1 for the Bad Santa reference!!!

  71. metrocritical says: Jan 11, 2014 9:03 PM

    Two words. Four syllables.

    No sympathy.

  72. phillysports1 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:03 PM

    @frank booth

    Thank you for throwing that out there .
    By The way who cares about Pittsburgh ?

  73. kilo0986 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    I don’t feel bad for idiots, so please excuse me… Bwahahahahhahahha!!!!!

  74. yate3097 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:04 PM

    Perhaps there is a side business at that location. One where you might not want to trigger automatic reporting of bank deposits in excess of $10,000 to the IRS.

  75. phinsfanjoz says: Jan 11, 2014 9:05 PM

    Bad enough he was letting people in and out of his house, but keeping a quarter of a million dollars in cash in his residence?

    I can’t imagine any other multimillionaire who isn’t eccentric wanting to do that.

    C’mon Man, you gotta put that in the bank where nobody can get it but you.

  76. pv1960 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:09 PM

    Time to grow up DeSean.

  77. morr24 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:11 PM

    Sniff… Sniff… I smell insurance fraud

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    Homeowners policy will not pay for lost cash.

  78. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Jan 11, 2014 9:13 PM

    Well at least they didnt steal the beer.

  79. salscobrakai says: Jan 11, 2014 9:16 PM

    I wonder if Pouncey & Co. sold him the two guns that were stolen? The plot thickens…

  80. jacobk621 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:20 PM

    Sounds like he is involved into some illegal activities ,, like fronting a drug ring

  81. metrocritical says: Jan 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    thatwasntsological says:

    Jan 11, 2014, 8:37 PM EST
    floratiotime says:
    Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM
    So funny … priceless.
    <<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>£>>>>>

    Dude,I know right? Wouldn’t it be even more hilarious if this happened to you? Aww man,I know, now that would be priceless. Truly priceless!
    ——————–
    This type of thing only happens to the reckless, flamboyant, arrogant punks among us who hang out with shady players. Everyone else uses banks.

  82. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Jan 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    Hilarious. Karma if i’ve ever seen it.

  83. pacodawg says: Jan 11, 2014 9:25 PM

    Oh yea State Farm I had 509,000 stolen from under my mattress. Sure desean

  84. pacodawg says: Jan 11, 2014 9:27 PM

    Did holmgren report the money he stole from the browns to cleveland pd?

  85. brooklyn40niner says: Jan 11, 2014 9:28 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  86. csilojohnson says: Jan 11, 2014 9:28 PM

    Im sure the thieves will put that 250k to better use.
    Hard to have sympathy for someone so careless with that kind of money.

  87. bsizemore68 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:31 PM

    Perhaps he hangs out with some of mike Vicks old friends, I don’t think that he had that much cash on hand, could be an old habit of saying you had more then the truth, with that I leave with this ” there is no cure for stupid “. Bill

  88. wishingtonredslur says: Jan 11, 2014 9:33 PM

    250k in cash, two semi automatics, a lot of people coming and going from the house. Wonder what the deal could be.

  89. Xenu D. Alien says: Jan 11, 2014 9:36 PM

    If you’re keeping that kind of money at home, you’d better have a massive safe or your own vault. And don’t let your homies have free run of the place.

  90. bennyb82 says: Jan 11, 2014 9:37 PM

    Aaron Hernandez wishes he had Desean’s surveillance setup.

  91. livenbreathefootball says: Jan 11, 2014 9:44 PM

    Isn’t this what got Sean Taylor killed? People who knew he had expensive stuff in the house broke in to steal it.

    You think athletes would have learned after that incident.

  92. realskipbayless says: Jan 11, 2014 9:45 PM

    I’m sure the guys stole some drugs from him also.

  93. nemobhax says: Jan 11, 2014 9:47 PM

    Where was Marvin Harrison tonight? At the car wash? lol

  94. sikoix says: Jan 11, 2014 9:59 PM

    Sorry he got robbed, but how is that the Eagles problem? Hasn’t he been fronted money in the past after blowing through it? Who would keep that much stuff in what seems like an upscale flophouse?

  95. aces79 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:09 PM

    no wonder D .Jackson wants a raise

  96. thatwasntsological says: Jan 11, 2014 10:13 PM

    metrocritical says:
    Jan 11, 2014 9:24 PM
    thatwasntsological says:

    Jan 11, 2014, 8:37 PM EST
    floratiotime says:
    Jan 11, 2014 8:13 PM
    So funny … priceless.
    <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>£>>>>>

    Dude,I know right? Wouldn’t it be even more hilarious if this happened to you? Aww man,I know, now that would be priceless. Truly priceless!
    ——————–
    This type of thing only happens to the reckless, flamboyant, arrogant punks among us who hang out with shady players. Everyone else uses banks
    <<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>

    Yes, Desean Jackson is a dope. I know this. But I don’t think it’s funny. I’m not saying I feel bad for the guy. But I don’t get why it’s laugh out loud funny.

  97. jr4real says: Jan 11, 2014 10:22 PM

    I don’t think I could scrape up $250 in my house. Even if I stole my kids piggie bank!

  98. morr24 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:31 PM

    I don’t think I could scrape up $250 in my house. Even if I stole my kids piggie bank!

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    Check back in a few years and Desean Jackson will be saying the same thing.

  99. ridgebak says: Jan 11, 2014 10:39 PM

    I guess losing last weekend was good for him. At least he’s at home now to watch his property. Who knows what would have been missing when he got home playing in the divisional playoff.

  100. gassiusclay says: Jan 11, 2014 10:51 PM

    What i meant to say is not in a good safe…you can afford one

  101. deuce656 says: Jan 11, 2014 10:58 PM

    Can anyone account for Ryan Leaf’s whereabouts at the time if the break in?
    ———————–

    Actually Ryan Leaf grew dreads and is wearing #10 for the Redskins!!!

  102. rutchaser says: Jan 11, 2014 11:40 PM

    Where was Marvin Harrison tonight? At the car wash? lol

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  103. defscottyb says: Jan 11, 2014 11:46 PM

    Ever heard of a bank or a safety deposit box Mr. Jackson? He’s stupid for keeping so much cash and valuables in his house then letting his homies have access to it all.

  104. polapea says: Jan 11, 2014 11:47 PM

    News is reporting he had an extensive security system that was recently removed. Also there was no sign of forced entry.

    Doesn’t sound shady at all.

  105. azcm2511 says: Jan 12, 2014 5:21 AM

    $250K in cash in the house, lots of people coming and going at all times…….sounds like, wait a minute…..sounds like…..ILLEGAL ACTIVITY! At least it happened to someone who almost everyone would have a hard time feeling sorry for. Better get your lawyer to file a concussion lawsuit Desean…..you’re gonna need a retirement income.

  106. freehandouts says: Mar 29, 2014 2:29 AM

    An extensive security system that was recently removed. Translation: Without the video footage to turn over to the police and insurance company, there are no thieves to identify and Mr. Jackson can claim more items were stolen=Bigger Check.
    No app on his phone to alert him of a burglary? With IP Cameras you can view your home in real time. What celebrity these days does not have surveillance cameras? I’m no celebrity, but I’ve had a security/surveillance system since the mid 90′s. Let me guess, the guns were unregistered. For now, he is a Free Bird.

    Didn’t another athlete claim come to town and claim he was robbed while staying at the Ritz Carlton, until they showed video footage of a woman leaving the room. Dude had to recant his story.

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