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Financial woes may be driving DeSean’s actions

DeSean Jackson

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson reacts after his catch in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson spoke to the media Monday for the first time since he was benched against the Cardinals for missing a team meeting.

“It’s just kind of a tough situation for myself but I’ve just got to be a man about it and just learn from everything that happens,” Jackson said.

We know Jackson wants a new contract, but is there something more to the “tough situation” he’s going through?

According to Howard Eskin of WIP speaking to Florio on PFT Live Monday, Jackson has serious financial issues.

“From what I’m told, [Jackson] owes Drew Rosenhaus a lot of money. . . . We’re talking hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is he broke? I don’t know how you define broke, but I know when he signs his new deal he will owe Drew Rosenhaus a lot of money.”

Eskin claims that Jackson is using a credit card from Rosenhaus to get by, among other things. That sounds like broke to us, at least until the next contract arrives. Keyshawn Johnson of ESPN alluded to Jackson being broke on Sunday morning as well.

You can check out Eskin’s entire interview at the PFT Live homepage or download the show on iTunes.