DeSean Jackson of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s car was found wrecked and abandoned on Christmas Eve. What was contained in the car could become a matter of interest to the police, the NFL and the Buccaneers:

Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson says a friend used his car withTamout his permission before police found it abandoned with marijuana and hollow-point bullets inside after it hit a tree.

It was a friend of DeSean’s who borrowed his car while he was out of town,” Denise White, a representative for Jackson, told NFL Media. “None of what was in the car was his obviously. He’s dealing with the person that was using it without his knowledge privately. The incident is being handled.”

Police found the Chevy Silverado on Sunday night, with the driver nowhere in sight. The car had 6.3 grams of marijuana inside it, an amount that would be a misdemeanor offense in Florida. Police also found two .38 caliber hollow-point bullets, which are legal in Florida.

Police say Jackson gave them the name of a person he said was driving the car but declined to help them get that driver back to the scene of the crash.

The Buccaneers have been absolutely “trash” this season. During HBO’s Hard Knocks these fools were talking about winning the Super Bowl. The Shock Exchange could not figure out why. The Bucs have not done much over the past few years. Hard Knocks talked up the team’s talent and likely raised expectations. Tampa Bay has not come close to meeting those expectations. The team is 4-11 with the fourth-worst record in the league just ahead of the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos who are all at 5-10.

The Situation

The Buccaneers have been one the most-disappointing teams in the NFL. Coach Dirk Koetter is on the hot seat and there has been chatter that his job is on the line. Star quarterback Jameis Winston has suffered from an injured shoulder for half the season. That has hampered the team, and left fans wondering what might have been. Despite being boring on the field the Bucs have generated lots of excitement off it. Last month “Kate From Uber” claimed Winston groped her during a ride she gave him in 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ. Winston fits the description. He was accused of sexual assault while at Florida State.

Winston and Mike Williams were involved in a bench-clearing brawl with the New Orleans Saints and Winston wasn’t even playing. It gave the impression the Bucs were immature and not good at their craft … sorta like the kids too dumb to do their homework but want to be disruptive to the class. This abandoned car with the weed and hollow point bullets incident is the last thing Jackson and the Bucs need. Jackson has caught 50 balls for less 668 yards for an average of 13 yards/catch. That’s below his career average of over 17 yards/catch. He was expected to be a deep threat to compliment wide receiver Mike Williams’ mid-to-long range game. Jackson has been far from it.

On Trump And The Global Economy

Wuyi, Coconut Rob, Shock Exchange, Professor Brogman stunt for the ‘gram

Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain AheTead.

The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

 

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