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Richard Sherman criticises Eagles DeSean Jackson release

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ripped into the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday over their decision to let DeSean Jackson leave their team. 

Jackson was released from the Eagles last week amid speculation that he had gang links, whilst the same team retained a player in Riley Cooper who was caught using racist language in January. 

The Washington Redskins have acquired Jackson today after they gave him an offer he couldn't refuse, but Sherman says its unfair to judge the wide-out on his associations that could well have led to his release from the Eagles. 

"In desperate times for people who come from desperate communities, your friends become your family. I wouldn’t expect DeSean to 'distance himself' from anybody," Sherman wrote. 

"Going to college and playing in the NFL creates a natural distance, but we can’t push people away just because they’re not as successful as us. I can’t change who I grew up with, but what I can do is try to educate them on the right way of doing things."

Sherman added that he thinks the Eagles could be accused of double standards with the fact that they didn't release Cooper after his transactions. 

Cooper was caught at a concert in July 2013 saying 'I'll take on all you N*****" to bouncers, and he was subsequently fined by the Eagles. 

However, the NFL didn't take any action out on Cooper and that acts as another reason for Sherman to be incensed. 

“The Seattle Seahawks get it. The Philadelphia Eagles apparently do not,” Sherman writes. “This offseason they re-signed a player who was caught on video screaming, ‘I will fight every n—– here.’

"But what did they do to Riley Cooper, who, if he’s not a racist, at least has ‘ties’ to racist activity? They fined him and sent him to counseling. No suspension necessary for Cooper and no punishment from the NFL."

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