Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was born in Los Angeles, and he keeps a house in the area for the offseason. Like many football players who have houses unoccupied for most of the year, Jackson lets people stay in his while he’s not there. As Michael Vick knows, when people staying in your house make the news, you make the news.
Jackson’s home in Tarzana, California was subjected to an armed home invasion by about four-to-five people early Wednesday morning, according to TMZ. The six people who were in the house at the time managed to scare them off, but someone allegedly took a pistol-whipping for their trouble. The police were called, but didn’t arrive in time to apprehend anybody.
TMZ says that their police sources “believe the incident was gang-related,” for what it’s worth. You may recall that Jackson was accused of gang affiliations in the aftermath of his release from the Philadelphia Eagles, but vehemently denied any himself. He has admitted that he knows people in gangs, growing up in a tough part of Los Angeles as he did, but even in the light of this incident, he’s still at least one degree of separation away from any gang violence.
Jackson has been out of action for Washington since Week 1 with a hamstring injury.