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Plug gets pulled for DeSean Jackson interview on The Dan Patrick Show

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When new Washington receiver DeSean Jackson’s introductory conference call on Thursday ended abruptly as he was asked about what really happened in Philly, it seemed obvious he wouldn’t be doing a media victory lap to discuss his recent change in NFL circumstances.

When Paul Pabst, executive producer of The Dan Patrick Show, tweeted that DeSean Jackson would be joining the program on Thursday, it seemed that initial assumption was of the ass/you/me variety.

Ultimately, Jackson didn’t do the interview.

Pabst explains that a family member of Jackson’s set up the interview at 7:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, and that at 10:40 a.m. ET, roughly 50 minutes before the interview was scheduled to begin, Jackson’s P.R. representatives pulled the plug on it.

It’s unclear whether the team was involved in any way.  As we hear it, there’s a chance that an exclusive of sorts has been promised to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who has a local radio show in New York.

Regardless, it’s not a good look for a guy who needs to be doing things to help, not hurt, his image in the aftermath of the circumstances that got him run out of Philly.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m. ET:  Denise White of EAG, Jackson’s P.R. firm, tells PFT via text message that Jackson was never confirmed for the show.

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66 Responses to “Plug gets pulled for DeSean Jackson interview on The Dan Patrick Show”
  1. nicofthenorthstar says: Apr 3, 2014 1:22 PM

    Good to see him following through on his comment. To being a flake!

  2. seatt1ej0nes says: Apr 3, 2014 1:28 PM

    I’ll say this: You don’t see Russel Wilson cancelling interviews. Some people work at being the best…some don’t

  3. RussianBreadMaker says: Apr 3, 2014 1:28 PM

    The Dan Patrick show would be so much better if the Danettes were not involved. I’m sure that is what D-Jax was thinking too.

  4. marvsleezy says: Apr 3, 2014 1:29 PM

    Stephen A. Smith: “Let me tell you about DeSean Jackson, he is a dear, dear, friend of mine!”

  5. edukator4 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:29 PM

    what is wrong with a guy that he needs to pay p.r. reps. not focusing only on jackson. it says a lot about an individual who needs someone in their life to manage their public relations.

  6. cobrala2 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:31 PM

    I don’t see what the surprise in any of this situation is.

    Do I think he’s a member of the Cripps? Absolutely not.

    Is the guy a royal brat? Always has been.

    Moreover why would he change now when he has 16 million reasons to stay the same? He won’t.

  7. robdog0721 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:31 PM

    Maybe someone realized Dan Patrick’s style has changed so much that he’s just not that good anymore. He used to have a good program but then they went Hollywood with televising the show and then went REALLY Hollywood being in Adam Sandler movies. Used to have the best fan interaction on the show with a chat room. Then they took that away, reformatted that and then dropped that all together. Was getting too much negative feedback from the fans. He went from pompous to a pompous @ss when he went Hollywood. The Danettes have stayed the same but Dan? Well he’s going bald and he’s trying to compensate.

  8. bucrightoff says: Apr 3, 2014 1:31 PM

    He’s off the a flying start for the Redskins, doing everything he can to validate the Eagles decision to cut him. He’s a selfish loser, so he’ll fit right in with the R-Words.

  9. theycallmescavenger says: Apr 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    Goodness, seems like everyone is aching to pounce on DeSean Jackson or the Redskins for any little reason. Chill. It’s an interview cancellation, not Brett Favre playing show-and-tell via text message.

  10. buchopeful says: Apr 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    Guy is a self involved cancer, hope he can change and be a decent person.

  11. gpete1962 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    It will be interesting to see how fast Grudens Hair turns grey with all this impending Drama about to unfold?

  12. richardmswartz says: Apr 3, 2014 1:33 PM

    It’s a pretty wierd thing to do when all you have to do is deny ang gang affiliation and any other illegal activity. It doesn’t seem like anybody has any hard evidence against him, surely his publicist knows that.

    I didn’t put too much stock in any of the allegations, and still don’t, but it wouldn’t be idiotic to say that this is one of those things that shows there is some smoke here.

  13. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    Sometimes you think it looks good when you throw one up there, but this one nevertheless results in an Incomplete Pass by Pabstradamus. Next time better go with “could”.

  14. oneilistheone says: Apr 3, 2014 1:34 PM

    Wow, this is really a big deal.

  15. seatt1ej0nes says: Apr 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    CAN’T WAIT for the fireworks with the diva team this year. it’s a circus, yet they’re always in the news .

    The redskins suck. they’ve never been good and they never will be. Win a ring…then we’ll care.

  16. raiderufan says: Apr 3, 2014 1:37 PM

    Hahaha at the DP hate…he changed his site. Must not be able to take the heat. Yeah that’s what it is…get rid of the Danettes…are you kidding?

    DP’s the best on radio and it’s not close. The rest just shill overblown garbage and DP will straight tell you “I’m talking about it till something changes”. That alone get’s my respect.

  17. rc33 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:41 PM

    Conflicted with his Crips meeting.

  18. spicymudbugs says: Apr 3, 2014 1:42 PM

    The Dan Patrick show is horrendous

  19. suckit619 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:43 PM

    What a punk

  20. nyeagles10 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:43 PM

    Redskins offense looks better no doubt with djax but ummm whos protecting RGIII and hows your defense looking ? What a joke, they will be fighting with the giants for the 4th spot in the division when its december.

  21. irvness21 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:43 PM

    He cancelled an interview and everybody is going crazy. He cancelled an interview that was set up by a family member and his PR people shut it down. I really hate it when the PR people do what they get paid to do. CALM DOWN PEOPLE!!!!!

  22. juliusanonymous says: Apr 3, 2014 1:45 PM

    The only people who care that he canceled an interview with the media is the media itself.

    As a media consumer, I don’t care who brings me the news and I don’t generally read the same news from multiple sources. The first reporter to bring us a quote from DeSean Jackson about his breakup with Philly will get my read. The rest are noise.

    Of course, everyone in the media already knows this, which is why you are so hurt that he rejected your crony Dan Patrick in favor of Steven A Smith and so took a personal shot at him.

  23. bigtganks says: Apr 3, 2014 1:49 PM

    Poor DP. Now we have to hear about how unprofessional everyone is and how great he and the danettes are and how superior they are in bringing everything to all their devotees. Here comes the martyr schpill…

  24. cjas9298 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:50 PM

    Jackson should never voluntarily speak to any member of the media, ever. It is an inherently adversarial relationship where the participants pretend otherwise. He is unsympathetic (and guilty of, um, something?) until we say so, right?

  25. tundey says: Apr 3, 2014 1:51 PM

    Next time, if you book guests for talk shows you make sure you get agreement with the PR rep and not some “family member”. For all we know that “family member” is his distant cousin twice removed on his mother’s ex-husband’s step-brother’s side.

  26. coltsreign says: Apr 3, 2014 1:51 PM

    RG3 and DeSean Jackson together?
    Match made in hell

  27. pilot2011 says: Apr 3, 2014 1:53 PM

    well Dan Patrick usually asks questions that makes the guest a little uncomfortable… ESPN will script the interview and Desean won’t be surprised by any of the questions.

  28. iamhoraceknight says: Apr 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    Almost EVERY entertainer has a PR or Management team. Who do you think sets all of the interviews anyway? ….. Why are people so made that he canceled on a national program? Dan Patrick is Hollywood now, it’s not like he cancelled on a Local DC Show.

  29. phiddysent says: Apr 3, 2014 1:56 PM

    Should be interesting to see if that porous o-line in Washington gives DJax enough time to run his fly patterns before RG3 is on his back holding his knee…..

  30. doe22us says: Apr 3, 2014 1:58 PM

    Aha Coach Gruden, i remember that akward moment when James Harrison wouldnt back down from him during Hard knocks. He has his hands full.

  31. tccoats says: Apr 3, 2014 1:59 PM

    The dude can’t get out of his own way…..he’s making Chip Kelly look smarter and smarter by the day.

  32. kokomike says: Apr 3, 2014 2:01 PM

    Some of you hate him because he is all “me.” Some of you hate him because you want more. Add it up. That is about 5% of the football fan population.

  33. footballchamp says: Apr 3, 2014 2:01 PM

    I feel like Fritzy or McLovin’ screwed this one up. 😉

  34. jacobk621 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:05 PM

    Can’t wait to hear his opinion on his new team’s name ????

  35. richndc says: Apr 3, 2014 2:06 PM

    He is keeping his name in the news, which was the whole point.

  36. jimmyt says: Apr 3, 2014 2:07 PM

    You assume he cares about his “image”.

  37. nelly837 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:07 PM

    Jay Mohr is 10X better than Dan Patrick!!!

  38. mshawn75 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:08 PM

    Gee. Jackson has an agent, and a PR person and Pabst schedules with a family member. No wonder they got stiffed.

  39. bearflagfan says: Apr 3, 2014 2:10 PM

    If I were Jackson’s PR rep I’d cancel it simply because I didn’t set it up in the first place. That is Celeb PR 101 – make sure you are the only source for setting up interviews other than the Celeb. That’s how the world spins.

  40. petstarship says: Apr 3, 2014 2:12 PM

    Anything you say will be held against you.

  41. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:15 PM

    Not the first player to cancel an interview, and won’t be the last. It’s no big deal.

  42. 10and46httr says: Apr 3, 2014 2:15 PM

    A family member sets up the interview, Jacksons PR person cancels the interview. What did Jackson do wrong. No one knows the whole story. Everyone is so mad that this guy is a Redskin.

    He will not get a chance to breathe in Washington. No matter what this guy does it will never be right for the media or non Redskin fans. He will be smeared between now and the regular season way worse than the lies Chip kelly told to ease his release with Philly Fans.

    Already a crap rumor going around and article by fox sports that Jackson and RG3 are arguing over the #10 jersey which is not true. As usual the media will try to destroy any relationship Jackson has with the team cause no one wants the Redskins to be successful. I hope it all works out and they shut all the haters and basement bloggers up. I cant stand the media or bloggers/fans that write or promote crap to get a rise out of people. Its a joke.

    Everyone knows the Eagles made a mistake and now they will pay for it. Live with it. Get over it. If he would of signed with anyone elses team on here they would be jumping up and down about who they just signed and how they will win the superbowl. Redskins fans have enough to deal with in the fairweather Dallas fans but here lately you all act alike. HTTR! Super Bowls and Championships, how many others can say that, just a handful or so. Fear and Jealous comments only make us love this situation more so please keep firing away at every little thing to make it seem better for your team thats stuck with its mediocre roster. ha ha ha ha ha

  43. raoool says: Apr 3, 2014 2:20 PM

    …and anything you don’t say will also be used against you in the form of innuendo and veiled accusation until you break the media’s hearts with actual facts and put an end to this media event streamed in the form of never ending gossip and conjecture

    of course, talking with Stephen A. won’t reveal any facts, so thanks again!

    …the media

  44. mdf53 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:20 PM

    Just maybe the predatory link has been found and put in check even if it is trusted a family member that turns out that has been leading the way to his demise while exploiting his celebrity for their own side deals.

    He doesn’t need the media and he doesn’t need to tell his side of the story. He has a job in DC to do and he needs to focus on where he’s going with the reprieve that has been given to him.

    Nothing to gain from the Dan Patrick or any other show, but football practice and game day on Sunday, Monday or Thursday night.

    Let those shows begin and do his talking on the field with his play and not his mouth and take RGIII with him in that endeavor.

    Too much trash talk and propaganda and not enough football. I’m ready for some football!!

  45. richmondbolt says: Apr 3, 2014 2:24 PM

    Stephen A Smith is the most annoying human being on Earth.

  46. grimreaper12 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:39 PM

    Would of been funny if Jackson cancelled Patrick’s show to appear on the Herd with Colin Cowherd.

  47. GBwomenrhot says: Apr 3, 2014 2:42 PM

    Is Derrick Rose’s brother doing his PR?

    Bump RichmondBolt, he is indeed.

  48. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Apr 3, 2014 2:42 PM

    Steven A. Smith huh?

    Selective, much?

  49. mutohasaposse says: Apr 3, 2014 2:43 PM

    Actually, if it is him relizing he needs to remove himself from the spotlight, I applaud it.

  50. thatsjustchipper says: Apr 3, 2014 2:43 PM

    I was 10 months old when the Redskins last won the Super Bowl….to most young football fans they are considered the laughing stock of the NFC. So keep clinging to those championships won decades ago….a few more years and the majority of NFL fans will have no idea that the Redskins were ever anything other than an embarrassment.

  51. pigskin28 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:44 PM

    The only people who care that he canceled an interview with the media is the media itself.

    As a media consumer, I don’t care who brings me the news and I don’t generally read the same news from multiple sources. The first reporter to bring us a quote from DeSean Jackson about his breakup with Philly will get my read. The rest are noise.

    Of course, everyone in the media already knows this, which is why you are so hurt that he rejected your crony Dan Patrick in favor of Steven A Smith and so took a
    personal shot at him.

    A thousand times this. These are the same people who post junk about how he should shut up….or not post on twitter etc….but god forbid he should decide not to talk to them. As for the media? They are killing him for alleged gang affiliations while they gang up against him themselves. .

  52. upperdecker19 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:48 PM

    He has $16 million reasons not to do an interview with DP.

    T.O.’s PR rep

  53. afcdomination says: Apr 3, 2014 2:52 PM

    dan has strange interviews, but they can sometimes yield interesting results and answers they may not have given otherwise.

    he made it seem more like it had to do with a certain couple of people who are in his camp and represent him who seem to keep their clients away from the show . maybe its a network thing. who knows.

  54. greymares says: Apr 3, 2014 2:56 PM

    nothing like hiring a new coach then immediately tying his hands behind his back.

  55. pigskin28 says: Apr 3, 2014 2:56 PM

    Let me say this regarding good olé Chip….Remember how that first game went? Then they lost a few? Yeah….now it looks like he thinks he can win based solely on his scheme….won’t be long till fans turn on him. Then so will the media, just so they can get a few clicks. All they care about. Just so they can sell more ad space. Never mind that it’s a bunch a bottom feeders who care about trashing others who are financially a success.

  56. baytownbombers says: Apr 3, 2014 3:05 PM

    Very smart. Would have been a no win situation.

  57. orivar says: Apr 3, 2014 3:07 PM

    That’s the fault of the staff at the Dan Patrick show. This isn’t the first time a ‘family member’ did a stunt like this only for them to NOT be part of their PR team.

  58. orivar says: Apr 3, 2014 3:17 PM

    Also this is how people get scammed, by dealing with people that are on the OUTSIDE and not directly talking to either the person or their agent.

  59. fdugrad says: Apr 3, 2014 3:34 PM

    GOOD LUCK Washington. You have a first year coach, turmoil in the locker room from last year, NO clear team leader, and DJ as well. It’s going to be a rocky ride!

  60. rcali says: Apr 3, 2014 3:48 PM

    Does it really matter for DeSean Jackson anymore since he already got over on the Redskins? He’s laughing all the way to the bank!
    OH GOSH, I said Redskins!!!! Thumbs down me for my sins!

  61. metitometin says: Apr 3, 2014 4:07 PM

    Well, the DC honeymoon ended quickly. This could become a complete train wreck.

  62. mortwannabe says: Apr 3, 2014 4:16 PM

    Can we please go one day without hearing about this turd?

  63. sidepull says: Apr 3, 2014 4:22 PM

    I swear I have never seen so many trifling whiny comments from a bunch of girls in my life.
    Check yourself. It was a worthless story. Y’all are whining and gossiping about like a bunch a little nasty girls. I don’t agree that Washington went out and got Jackson but its a wrap now. Give a rest ladies.

  64. TheWizard says: Apr 3, 2014 4:49 PM

    Regardless, it’s not a good look for a guy who needs to be doing things to help, not hurt, his image

    With that 16M guaranteed, I think he’ll feel he can act however he wants for the foreseeable future.

  65. trollaikman8 says: Apr 3, 2014 4:54 PM

    He was carjacked on the way to the studio

  66. thegonz13 says: Apr 3, 2014 5:02 PM

    What, quitting already DeSean? 😛

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