T.I. Says DeSean Jackson Should Be Judged On His Actions & Not His Past Associations

T.I. questions the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to let go of DeSean Jackson, speaks on his ability to strike up a conversation in any environment.

During an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” this week, Atlanta rapper T.I. shared his opinion on the Philadelphia Eagles releasing wide receiver DeSean Jackson over what they believed was the athletes’ alleged gang ties.

T.I. went on to state that it wasn’t a smart move for the Eagles to send one of their best players to a rival team, the Washington Redskins, due to people Jackson associated with in his past.

“That wasn’t smart Philadelphia,” he said. “How do you send arguably your best player to your—one of your biggest rivals? I don’t understand that. But if the argument was his association with people of his past and him being from the ghetto, I don’t think he had any control over where he lived. If he could have lived in Beverly Hills, I think he would have back then.”

After speaking specifically on Jackson’s situation with the Eagles, T.I. later shared his belief that a person should not be judged on past affiliations or the environments they come from, and should instead be judged on their actions.

“I just try to make myself as equipped as I can intellectually to deal with all walks of life,” T.I. said. “No matter where they from. No matter what kind of conversation. I feel like from the dope house to the White House I can strike up a conversation and articulate myself in any given situation…I think your actions is what should be judged. You know? Not your association. Not your environment. Your actions is what should be judged. I think men should be judged by their actions and their deeds. And just because they stand close to an area where other people may do things that are not upstanding, that does not mean that they must inherit that burden or that responsibility. Because if I haven’t committed an action or violation then you have no right to charge me for that said action.”

In addition to T.I., Long Beach, California rapper Warren G also offered his opinion on the Eagles letting go of Jackson. During an interview with TMZ last month, Warren G revealed that Jackson was put in a scapegoat situation by a team who didn’t want to pay him what they promised.

"He was born and raised in a rough area, and everyone has friends who are troubled if you grew up where he did,” Warren G said. “This is a scapegoat situation…cause they don’t want to give him a lot of money."

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  • Anonymous

    T.I got rid of Alfamega for a past history with police right??? Because, in hip hop, having any connection to police is a violation In the rest of the world, having a past connection to Gang Banging looks equally as bad....... A corporate sports team don't want their franchise connected to criminal activity anymore then Grand Hustle wants their rap label connected to verified snitches. Tip just shouldn't be speaking on this as far as I'm concerned

  • Atlanta People Don't Deserve To Breathe At All (II'M FROM VIRGINIA BEACH SO FUCK Y'ALL

    Should I even try to say anything about this loser? LOL he ain't from Bankhead, he from Riverdale

  • Anonymous

    T.I. should have supported Tim Tebow when the Jets so viciously let him go.

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  • Chip Kelly

    you dumb fucks, his past had nothing to do with it. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/04/04/sources-desean-jackson-was-a-problem-for-kelly-eagles-in-locker-room/#.Uz7x1OAoVgk.twitter

  • Bankhead Ain't Shit

    This nigga don't even need glasses and is just trying to look smart lol

  • Anonymous

    Thats ironic because he kicked Alfamega off his label for his past associations co-operating with the police.

    • Not Rich & Still Tryin'

      @When TI wanna sound smart he uses big words n takes real long to pro-noun-ce them Like 50 constantly saying "actually", "generate interest", "aggressive content", "general audience" and "financially stable place".

    • Anonymous

      Which seemed odd considering Tip was a snitch himself.

    • When TI wanna sound smart he uses big words n takes real long to pro-noun-ce them

      lol then he gets a year for a fuckin arsenal n makes a snitching commercial asking ppl to phone the police snitch line 1-800-TIPS lmao not a good look nigga

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