So if former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson was indeed showing gang signs during an NFL game, would the league do anything about it?
The answer is yes. But the league won’t say whether Jackson has been investigated for showing gang signs.
Here’s all the league would say on the matter, via email to PFT: “Gang signing is considered conduct detrimental to the league and is subject to discipline, the severity of which would be determined in accordance with provisions of the Personal Conduct Policy.”
That rule would also seem to apply to off-field use of gang signs, too. In comments to NJ.com, LAPD detective Eric Crosson opined that Jackson was displaying gangs signs in social media images and once during a game.
While the NFL may say nothing more about it publicly, the league surely will let any and all interested teams know privately whether there’s anything more to the story — and whether Jackson has faced or is facing any type of discipline for gang signs or related activities.